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What is screenprinting?

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Screen printing is a printing technique used on fabric or flat surfaces. The process uses a screen or fine mesh stretched securely around a solid frame. A thick dollop of ink is placed on the screen, and a squeegee presses the ink through the screen.

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Screen printing, also known as silk screening, is useful for printing on T-shirts, clothing and other fabrics. This process uses a technique that masks areas that are not intended for printing. The masked areas stop ink from passing through the screen. The process creates a print on fabric or material by pressing ink through the openings in the screen. If additional colors are required, the process is repeated using separate screens. After the printing process, the item or material must go through a heated drying process.

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