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What does the screen printing process involve?

When referring to screen printing Auckland (also known as silk screening), we are talking about a process that is popular in printing on any material. Technological advancements made it possible to print on everything and the screen printing Auckland process utilizes nylon material with a very tight mesh, as opposed to silk, which was popular in the past.

During screen printing Auckland, a frame is used to stretch the screen material. It is usually made of wood and the screen mesh will have weaves close together. On both sides of the coat there is a material called emulsion, which is photo sensitive and coats nylon meshes. When exposing the emulsion to light, it will harden and bond with screen meshes. If light is blocked and the emulsion is washed away at a later point in time, nothing will happen to it.

Screen printing Auckland involves 3 steps. The first one is to prepare the text or image that is to be printed and transform it into film that has the text or artwork black. The second step is to put the film on the screen and then provide light source exposure. Different times in exposure will offer a different color of the film after application of the screen. The third step is laying the screen on the material that is to be printed and put ink over it with the use of a squeegee.

The difficult part in screen printing Auckland is the fact that every single color requires a new screen. This basically makes the entire process take a lot of time. However, the quality of the results is much higher as the alternatives that are currently available on the market. Specialists use it mostly for printing on paper and cloth but there is no limitation to the materials that can be used.



Modern equipment allows mass production of various products like t-shirts. In most cases, this process will have many people operating the screen printing Auckland machine at the same time. This is due to the fact that one needs to focus on just one color. The machine is going to move the t-shirt from one worker to the other so that the printing can be done as fast as possible. Although it seems as if this takes a lot of time, in reality the mass production process is fast and the quality of the print is always really high.


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