Screen Printing Tutorial In Tamil.pdf
In some printing processes that use spots color, like screen printing, you need to isolate each color into individual color areas so they can be printed on the same plate or screen. This is called a separation.
Screen Printing Tutorial In Tamil.pdf
When printing screen-printed separations, you can add your own custom registration marks on the page so you can control where they are on the output. If you use the registration color for these marks it will show up on each separation without having to change the color. This color is good for job names and registration marks to keep them consistent on all films or screens. You can drag this color to the document palette or a custom palette for easy access.
Sometimes screen-printed separations need trapping or a base color for printing. You can use another page for these modified versions of the artwork. For example, page 2 in the exercise file has the base white separation. For the white ink base, you would print it from this page. For extra organization in your file, you can label the page the color being printed by right-clicking on the name of the page.
Place your screen, flat side down on your shirt. Using the flat side allows the screen to make a direct connection for printing (like when using the glass on the transparency for exposing your screen)
Is this how all screen printing is done? With transparencies and photo-related materials? Is this the "old skool" method, or a new technique. If we didn't want to buy the kit, trnasparencies, etc.. is there a less expensive way to make this? What would estimate for everything you had to buy to start out? What if you want to do more than one color? Thanks!! :)
Wow, a lot of questions. I'll answer what I can:1. I think this is how all "home based" screen printing is done. I'm not sure how the big printing companies do things.2. This would be a modern "old skool". I think in the past, people drew on the transparencies, but I know the method of photo emulsion goes back pretty far. The emulsion method allows for precision. You can also paint a screen filler to create the image you want as well, but it doesn't come out with a professional look. 3. I got the speedball fabric screen printing kit to start. You can find it at Dick Blick art materials online ( -1009/). The kit cost $42. You will also need the 150 wt. shop clamp light, which is about $9 and a 150 wt bulb. You can find transparencies that can either be printed on inkjet or laser jet. A box of 50 transparencies is about $20. It may seem like a lot initially, but keep in mind that the screen can be reused. After you finish all the printing, you clean off the screen and repeat with a new design. 4. More than one color is difficult. I have tried and unless you only want to do one or two items, it isn't worth the stress. You would need a screen per color you want to print. There are 4 color print machines that are around $300 at Dick Blick ( -4-color-garment-screen-printing-machine/). I want to get one someday, but for now I am stuck doing one color. Here are a few tips:1. If you want to print, let's say, gold on a purple shirt, you would need to print in white then, once dry, print the gold on top of the white. 2. Make sure to use fabric printing ink if making shirts. Other printing inks will fade and wash out over time. 3. Be sure to iron the ink on the shirt once dry. It sets the ink into the fabric.I hope this helps. Please ask more questions if you need :)
Spot color separation in Photoshop can be done a couple different ways. One way is to separate each color to it's own layer in Photoshop and print your film positives. This is a very simple and "crude" way to create your film positives for screen printing. But hey- when your in a pinch it can work so you can get the job done. When you use this method just make sure to lay black color over the layer be fore you print each layer as a "separation".
While screen printing can be manual - especially used when there are only small print runs required - it is very often automated, using advanced inks and materials in combination with computer technology to mass print. One of the biggest advantages of screen printing is that it can print on almost any kind of surface, be it fabric, paper, glass, wood, card, plastic or leather. In this article, we will discuss the screen printing process, its uses, types, and benefits.
Screen printing, also known as silk screening or silkscreen printing, is the process of transferring a stencilled design onto a surface using a mesh screen, ink, and a squeegee (a rubber blade). The basic process of screen printing involves creating a stencil on a mesh screen and then pushing the ink to create and imprint the design on the below surface. The most common surface used in screen printing is paper and fabric, but metal, wood, and plastic can also be used. It is a very popular technique because of many reasons, but the most compelling reason is the vast choice of colours that can be used.
Screen printing can be done by hand or using a machine but the basic process is always the same. The differences can be of the type of ink used, its rendered effect and the printed surface. Below is the screen printing process step by step:
The first step in the process of screen printing is to create the design. Once a design has been decided upon, it is printed onto a transparent acetate film, which will then be used to create the screen or stencil.
In this step, the printed design will come to life. The screen is lowered down to the printing board. The desired colour ink is added to the top of the screen. A squeegee will evenly distribute the ink along the length of the screen. The ink presses through the open areas of the stencil and transfers on the underlying silk, consequently printing the design on the product.
The most common screen printing technique is spot colour screen printing. Spot colour screen printing uses the ink's stock colour by printing it through the stencil of the mesh. This technique produces a vibrant solid spot of colour. It is much simpler to use as compared to other screen printing methods. It can be an excellent option for printing on t-shirts, jackets, and hoodies, for example.
Grayscale printing is an excellent method of printing full-colour images as one colour grayscales or halftones. The print will look more detailed if the halftone has more dots. It is not a black and white technique; instead, it pulls out the CMY or RGB or colour scales only but in shades of grey. Grayscale printing is one of the most cost-effective screen printing techniques, often used for printing black and white designs onto fabrics.
One of the main advantages of screen printing is its versatility. It can be used on any type of fabric, plastic, wood, glass or even metal. Plus, multiple colours can be used. There is almost endless design freedom when using screen printing.
Compared to other printing methods, screen printing can apply a heavy ink coverage, resulting in a durable design. Additionally, certain coatings and additives can make the ink resistant to UV rays, scratches, moisture and chemicals, allowing screen-printed products to be used outdoors and in harsh environments without fading.
The vibrant and bolder colours produced by screen printing is quite tricky to replicate with other techniques. For multiple colour designs, separate layers are used, which allows each colour to preserve its actual brilliancy.
Screen printing is more versatile than other printing techniques as it can add a design to materials of any shape, size and thickness. As a result, screen printing has found use in many different ways, including:
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In the early 1950s, several companies based in Miami, Florida, started to decorate T-shirts with different resort names and various characters. The first company was Tropix Togs, under founder Sam Kantor, in Miami. They were the original licensee for Walt Disney characters in 1976 including Mickey Mouse and Davy Crockett. Later, other companies expanded into the T-shirt printing business, including Sherry Manufacturing Company, also based in Miami. Sherry was founded in 1948 by its owner and founder Quentin H. Sandler as a screen printer of Souvenir Scarf's to the souvenir resort market. Shortly, the company evolved into one of the largest screen printed resort and licensed apparel companies in the United States. The company now (2018) runs automatic Screen Print presses and produces up to 10,000 to 20,000 T-shirts each day.
In the 1960s, the ringer T-shirt appeared and became a staple fashion for youth and rock-n-rollers. The decade also saw the emergence of tie-dyeing and screen-printing on the basic T-shirt and the T-shirt became a medium for wearable art, commercial advertising, souvenir messages, and protest art messages. Psychedelic art poster designer Warren Dayton pioneered several political, protest, and pop-culture art printed large and in color on T-shirts featuring images of Cesar Chavez, political cartoons, and other cultural icons in an article in the Los Angeles Times magazine in late 1969 (ironically, the clothing company quickly cancelled the experimental line, fearing there would not be a market). In the late 1960s, Richard Ellman, Robert Tree, Bill Kelly, and Stanley Mouse set up the Monster Company in Mill Valley, California, to produce fine art designs expressly for T-shirts. Monster T-shirts often feature emblems and motifs associated with the Grateful Dead and marijuana culture. Additionally, one of the most popular symbols to emerge from the political turmoil of the 1960s were T-shirts bearing the face of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
The most common form of commercial T-shirt decoration is screen printing. In screen printing, a design is separated into individual colors. Plastisol or water based inks are applied to the shirt through mesh screens which limits the areas where ink is deposited. In most commercial T-shirt printing, the specific colors in the design are used. To achieve a wider color spectrum with a limited number of colors, process printing (using only cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink) or simulated process (using only white, black, red, green, blue, and gold ink) is effective. Process printing is best suited for light colored shirts. The simulated process is best suited for dark colored shirts.