SCREENPRINTING HOW TO STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR BEGINNERSWe have already described what screen printing actually is on our website What is screen printing?. These screen printing instructions, now explain the basics of screen printing in ten simple steps. STEP 1: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO PRINT ON? In
We have already described what screen printing actually is on our website "What is screen printing?". These screen printing instructions, now explain the basics of screen printing in ten simple steps.
STEP 1: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO PRINT ON?
In the first step, you need to decide what surface you would like to print your design on. There is an optimum screen mesh and corresponding inks for every material used for printing. Therefore, it is important that you know from the start exactly what material should be printed on. That will then indicate what screen mesh is the best option for you.
Ready to use Screen printing frames with mesh not only come in various sizes but also the fineness of the mesh is varied. It is important that you select the correct screen mesh for printing. For the first prints on textiles we recommend a frame with the mesh type 54T, an all-round Screen Printing Mesh for various areas of application.
The first prints on paper can be done with a screen printing frame with a mesh with type 90T. If you want to look more closely at the classification of the mesh types and their areas of application, then simp-ly look at our table on the page what is screen printing. By means of the table, you can then choose the appropriate screen printing frame with the correct mesh fineness for your project.
STEP 2: SELECTION OF THE DESIGN AND PREPARING THE GRAPHICS FOR SCREEN PRINTING
After you have decided what material you want to print, you still need to select and prepare the design so that it can be used for screen printing. We strongly recommend using single-colour designs with solid colours for the first prints and thus without colour gradients. I.e. Writing and simple, solid colour areas are especially suited to this. Colour gradients (such as i.e. with photos) and multi-coloured designs can indeed be printed in screen printing, but they are more difficult to achieve and not recommended for beginners. These subjects will be dealt with later elsewhere.