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Screen printing my sugar skull designs on T-shirts

3D photography project

Screen printing is a printing technique



that uses a woven mesh to support an



ink-blocking stencil. The attached



stencil forms open areas of mesh that



transfer ink or other printable



materials which can be pressed



through the mesh as a sharp-edged



image onto a substrate. A fill blade



or squeegee is moved across the

screen stencil, forcing or pumping



ink into the mesh openings for



transfer by capillary action during



the squeegee stroke. Basically, it is



the process of using a stencil to



apply ink onto another material.



Screen printing is also a stencil



method of print making in which a



design is imposed on a screen

 of polyester or other fine mesh,

with blank areas coated with an

impermeable substance. Ink is

forced into the mesh openings

by the fill blade or squeegee

and onto the printing surface

during the squeegee stroke. It is

also known as silkscreen,

serigraphy, and serigraph

printing. 

A number of screens

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can be used to produce a
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multicoloured image.