?Screen printing was originally known as silk screen printing as the material that was
used to create the screen was silk. However, this is no longer the case and screen
printing now utilises other forms of fabric. Screen printing has a long and varied
history and is a printing method that has been successfully used for many centuries.
There are currently four major forms of screen printing that are available. These
screen printing methods are:
Plastisol: Plastisol printing provides a sharp and consistent print with strong and
vibrant colours that can be applied to almost all garments. Colours can be produced
exactly to match the Pantone Colour Chart. Plastisol printing provides a soft feel
finish with a long lasting, quality print.
Waterbase, RTU and Supercover: Water based inks are regularly used for printing
darker colours onto lighter coloured garments, they penetrate the fabric further than
the plastisol inks to create a much smoother finish and softer feel. Supercover printing
also allows for colours to be successfully printed onto darker garments.
Discharge: Used to print both light and dark garments, discharge works by removing
the dye in the garment - this means they leave a much softer texture. Exact colours are
hard to produce but the printing technique is perfect for distressed or vintage prints.
Foil: As its name suggests, glue is printed onto the garment and a foil is applied for a
Grashan is an Australian company that has significant experience in the screen
printing market and can help you to satisfy all of your screen printing requirements.
Grashan offers all four of the screen printing methods mentioned above for any orders
related to screen printing. For more information on the types of printing options
available through Grashan please visit the company web-site at .au.