What are the 6 different types of screen printing process?

According to t-shirt printing specialists, the screen printing method is classified into 6 different types. They include spot colour screen printing, halftone printing, grayscale printing, duotone printing, CMYK printing, and simulated printing process. 3 popular types are discussed below.

What is the process of screen printing sometimes called?

Screen printing is the process of pressing ink through a stencilled mesh screen to create a printed design. The process is sometimes called serigraphy or silk screen printing, but all of these names refer to the same basic method.

What are the different methods of screen printing?

Common screen printing methods

  • PLASTISOL screen printing without underbase. Plastisol inks are used for most standard prints.
  • PLASTISOL screen printing with underbase.
  • GOTS certified screen printing.
  • DISCHARGE screen printing.
  • Screen printed DISCHARGE underbase.
  • Screen printed TRANSFER.

What is the silkscreen process?

silkscreen, also called serigraphy, sophisticated stenciling technique for surface printing, in which a design is cut out of paper or another thin, strong material and then printed by rubbing, rolling, or spraying paint or ink through the cut out areas.

What is duotone printing?

Duotone is the generic name for multitone printing, which can be done with two, three or four inks. Usually the images are printed with a dark base color and a lighter second color, overprinted to fill in, tint and tone the photo or graphic. Duotone color mode in Photoshop supports between one to four colors of ink.

What is an intaglio process in printmaking?

Intaglio printing is the opposite of relief printing, in that the printing is done from ink that is below the surface of the plate. The design is cut, scratched, or etched into the printing surface or plate, which can be copper, zinc, aluminum, magnesium, plastics, or even coated paper.

What is the printmaking process?

Printmaking is an artistic process based on the principle of transferring images from a matrix onto another surface, most often paper or fabric. Traditional printmaking techniques include woodcut, etching, engraving, and lithography, while modern artists have expanded available techniques to include screenprinting.

What is the meaning of relief print?

Relief printing is when you carve into a printing block that you then use to press onto paper and make a print. The lines or shapes you carve into the printing block will not have ink on them, so will not show up on your paper.

What is simulated process screen printing?

What is “Simulated Process Printing”? It’s a unique color separation process for raster artwork combined with screen printing to create or simulate a full color image with spot colors. In my post I’ve included some images of separations and a project that show how unique the process is in the world of screen printing.

Is it silkscreen or silk screen?

The short answer is no; there is no difference. The two terms refer to the same technique, screen printing is just the newer term, and silk screening is an older term.

Which is better silkscreen or digital print?

Where a screen printing gives a more vibrant finish (especially when printing onto a darker surface), digital distribution is better suited to detailed work due to the layers of ink being thinner which assures the final print will turn out more precise.

Why is duotone used?

Duotone (sometimes also known as Duplex) is a halftone reproduction of an image using the superimposition of one contrasting color halftone over another color halftone. This is most often used to bring out middle tones and highlights of an image.