A blade is used to spread and push the ink in to the fabric through the template and on to the paper.
The paper is taken out after this event and left to dry, the image of the template is left behind on the paper.
What is screen printing used for?
It is used in every day packaging and T-shirts and posters.
Advantages: screen printing is cheap, and it could be used on a large scale and many colors can be used during this process.
Disadvantages: The image is not as sharp as photocopying or printing. It also requires along time drying.
Gravure To print using the gravure technique: s The cell are filled with liquid ink and a blade is pulled across the cylinder to remove and excess. s As the paper is fed through the press by a rubber covered cylinder, it is pressed in to the cells to pick up drops of ink from the final printed image. s The spirit –based ink dries through evaporation immediately after printing What is gravure printing used for?
It is used to print high quality art and photo graphic books, postage stamps, and expensive magazines.
Advantage: consistent color, high speed, ink dries on evaporation, good results on cheap paper.
Disadvantage: High cost of printing plates and cylinders, only good for long print runs.