Silk Screen Printing is a printing technique that uses a mesh to support an ink-stopping stencil. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that allows ink to be pressed through. A roller or flexi-blade is moved across the screen stencil, forcing ink past the woven mesh in the open areas creating a crisp image onto the ribbon.
- Creates a clear image that is very hard wearing
- Can print in pantone matched colours
- Can be used for multicolour printing
- Can be used to print onto very wide ribbon. e.g.. 300mm
- Initial silk screen set-up is quite costly
- Is primarily a manual printing process, resulting in a higher cost than other printing methods
- Is a slow process, so turnaround time is longer