Silk Screen Printing

A TRADITIONAL PRINTING STYLE

Produces sharp, clean text & images, with good depth of ink coverage to make for punchy graphics

This style of printing can be used for variety of different materials such as fabric, metal, corrugated board, woods and plastics.


We predominantly use this type of print method on corrugated cardboard boxes, stickers and for printing onto plastics. One advantage of silk screen printing is that, because the amount of ink deposited onto the substrate is greater than for any other print process, it is ideal for applying varnishes, metallic inks, fluorescent colours, glitter colours, glow in the dark inks and "scratch n sniff" products. 

 

What packaging projects are best suited to Silk Screen printing?

The size of the production run would need to be low to medium in length because silk screen printing is a relatively slow production process and therefore not efficient for long runs of printed packaging. 

It can however produce very good image quality and accurate colour reproduction, especially when used as stand alone spot colours. You can also silk screen print 4 colours process with or without specials. 

For the best finishes when screen printing onto corrugated, a clay coated board would be used, so that you get a good flat even surface on the board to print onto. Our team can guide you to the correct combinations of material and print. 

Future Predictions?

With the constant improvement in digital print quality and ability, we are seeing less room in the market place for silkscreen printing. Unlike screen printing, digital printing has no initial set up costs and with the improved speed to market it offers your products, digital printing can be a much more attractive alternative to silk screen printing. However it can always have a place when applying specialist varnishes and finishes. 

For any custom printed boxes with Silk screen printing, please feel free to call us on 01491 834000 or use the form on the left

 


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