EDITORIAL

SCREEN PRINTING

Screen printing is a method of recreating an image on paper, fabric or some other object by pressing ink through a screen with areas blocked off by a stencil. The image to be printed is photographically transferred to a very fine fabric so that the non-printing areas are blocked off and the fabric serves as a stencil. A fill blade is moved across the screen stencil, forcing ink through the mesh openings. For each colour to be printed a separate screen is prepared and the process is repeated several times until the desired number of colours, and overlapping patterns is achieved.