This method of printing has had tremendous affects within commercially active industries such as clothing and fabric. The benefits and main areas to consider are evident. With such measures the need for precision and specific top edge finish is essential. This is very much an imperative aspect of being able to promote your band effectively. And very importantly here creates marketing benefits.
The ability to have a top notch finish creates these branding benefits. It is better for the audience to view a finish which sticks in the mind as a neat finish. So the use of screen printing incorporates printing techniques and use of stencilling mostly. The former has three main methods, these being, firstly the flat bed, cylinder, and most commonly rotary. These printing techniques are used in fabric industry for clothing and for multi colour designs. The use of stencils enables a precise finishing touch which develops the design. Stencilling incorporates a photo emulsion technique.
The screen printing methods are very versatile. This is a contrast to basic measures such as etching simply because there is no need to have pressure on the surface. Cost elements are key particular from a supplier perspective. Economies of scale and bulk purchasing benefits are always in mind, and be maximised in scale enabling a purchasing and financial economy of scale. Understanding the market is a key point here, bulk buying should be well considered with a large market segment and a large market capacity.
Screen printing can help consider further branding elements, the possibility of co-branding and multi branding can arise. This can save cost if undertaken. The market size and objectives are important points to considerin the clothing industry.
What is Screen Printing Now?
Screen printing has changed over the years to a more technological orientated format. The methods have changed form hand stitching and manual stencilling methods to a completely technological orientation. It was first seen as a less versatile method in the 10th century.
It first appeared in China where it was used to paints, forming hand applied products. It appeared to enter the Western World much later, during the early 17th century. The use of Mesh was very important which came primarily form the east during this period. There are over 12 to 13 materials that are used now to form screen printing images. Different types of inks, glues and models are used. Plastisol is a good material used to form sharp graphic images in common industrial formats such as clothing and fabric manufacture. You can use a more flickering spread out image also known as glitter and shimmer, these are metallic flakes which are covered with ink. Suede ink gives a more creamy colour and texture of ink. So here we can see the versatile rang of inks and methods that can be used to develop these colours.
It is truly a difference from the pre 11th century whereby single methods were used with one type of ink. Semiconducting material is used, where the introduction of aluminum is spread on the surface. Particularly in the use of technology, this is often used. Solar wafers that are used are becoming harder to produce in a high quantity of yield. Therefore, the need to print cautiously and specifically is starting to be highlighted now.