Syringe Silk Screen Printing Machine has been around for a long time, inventors and entrepreneurs alike were able to develop subtechniques and new methods. Depending on your printing needs we can apply one method or another to provide you with the best quality, order volume, speed and appearance.
1. Rotary Printing
This was the genius way to scale up production levels and speed up the entire process. Michael Vasilantone in 1963 took flat screens, placed the ink and squeegee inside and wrapped it up to form a tube. Once attached to a machine, the speeds of the roller and web are aligned to make it a continuous process. And thus, the rotary printing press was born.
Throughout history all the colours were either hand painted, hand drawn, photocopied or printed (using a computer printer) onto transparent overlays. The film necessary to complete the process needs to be made from a material that blocks ultraviolet light (e.g. card stock). It’s a specific process which requires additional steps but we’ve explained it all in detail below in the section, what we do in the Preparation Phase.
If you appreciate photo image finishes opposed to the hand drawn stencils then thank Roy Beck, Charles Peter and Edward Owens. They were the first to experiment, in 1910, with photo-reactive chemicals like potassium, sodium or ammonium chromate and dichromate. What they found after sensitising emulsions with chromic acid salt was that they’d created photo-reactive stencils. This opened the doors to printing more detailed and photo-realistic designs.
We know the word ‘chemicals’ doesn’t have the best ring to it, but nowadays commercial screen printing uses sensitisers far safer and less toxic than before.
3. Digital Hybrid
Is the daughter of two of the most common fabric embellishment technologies in use today; analog screen printing and traditional digital direct to garment (DTG) printing.
It combines an automatic screen printing press with a CMYK digital enhancement during one of the screen printing stations. With this method, we can support various data options and that puts an endless amount of customisation possibilities at your fingertips.