What is screen printing?
Screen printing, also known as silk screening, is a printing technique that involves using a mesh screen to transfer ink onto a substrate, such as fabric. A stencil is created on the screen, blocking areas where ink should not pass through. Ink is then pressed through the open mesh onto the substrate, creating a vibrant and durable image. This method is commonly used for printing on textiles.
What is sublimation printing?
Sublimation refers to a printing process where heat and pressure are used to transfer dye onto materials like fabrics. In this method, the dye turns into a gas without passing through a liquid phase, bonding with the material's fibers or coating. This results in vibrant, long-lasting, and full-color prints, especially popular for customizing apparel with full color designs.
What ink is used for printing?
Plastisol is a type of ink commonly used in screen printing. It is a PVC (polyvinyl chloride) based ink that remains in a liquid state at room temperature but solidifies when exposed to heat. This characteristic makes it ideal for screen printing on various materials, especially textiles. Plastisol inks provide vibrant and durable prints, creating a smooth and flexible finish on fabrics.