Serigraphy or screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. Today it uses different matrix materials. It is the most common customization technique in the world, both for the FASHION sector and for the merchandising of customized T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts etc.
This technique can be used to print logos, designs, patterns and graphics from 1 to 6 colors (spot colors) or for printing photographs and complex designs with full color shades on both dark backgrounds as well as on light fabrics. This technique takes advantage of the permeability of a polyester fabric, which serves as a matrix, stretched on a metal frame.
This tool is called a screen printing frame; its creation process is via photogravure and New Safety Work, to maintain as many processes as possible within the company, has a dark room where these are created independently. This allows the company to do the production in its own premises, thus assuring the clients of privacy with regard to their projects.
Screen printing, as compared to other printing technologies, allows us to control and choose the thickness of ink deposited. This feature, coupled with the possibility to choose from a really wide range of types of inks have made it the most widely used printing technology in industrial decoration. It is important in this regard, to note that the ink thickness is one of the fundamental parameters, combined of course with the nature of the pigments and binders selected for its composition, which determine the resistance of a decoration to light, the outdoors and to mechanical abrasion. Screen printing, for the characteristic mentioned above, is nowadays used for the printing of shoes, bags, awnings, street signs, license plates, logos and brands of cars, windows and mirrors, furniture, security labels, household appliances, sports equipment, bicycle and helmet decorations, decorative panels in laminated plastic, etc., etc. To date, the silk-screen technique is possible in all media and is required to give safe and intense shades of color or for printing inks with specific characteristics. Only in screen printing can you get a wide range of special effects determined by the availability of specific inks ranges that include bright inks, matt, satin, with relief effects, glitter, metallic, shimmering, iridescent, luminescent, thermochromic, photochromic, retro-reflective , soft-touch and others, which greatly enrich the printout. Another feature that results from the use of the raised thickness of the screen printing ink is the possibility to create a press with a marked and high color result that endures over time.