Screen Print

Screen print refers to a fabrication process for applying printed graphics. Designs are transferred to a screen that a resist has been applied to, allowing only the desired sections to retain permeability. Ink is then forced through the resulting open sections of the screen. Only one color can be printed at a time, thus, several different screens may be necessary to fully realize a design. Screen printing is distinct from other printing processes because it creates a tactile, thick layer of color. It is most commonly used to print on textiles and paper, including wallpaper, but can also be utilized on glass, ceramics, wood, and plastic.


Kula, Daniel and Élodie, Ternaux. Materiology: The Creative’s Guide to Materials and Technologies, 2009.

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