Screen Printing Overview

Screen printing consists of pushing an ink through a screen, using a fill blade or squeegee (typically composed of stainless steel or polyester mesh) that is attached to a metal frame onto a material (substrate). Typically a single color is pushed through the screen, the material is moved to the next station, and then a second color is pushed through a different screen. For a four color process, this would be repeated four times for C,M,Y,K which when combined provides a full gamut of colors. Screen printing is known for its extremely high quality, durability, adhesion and longevity as the amount and type of inks that can be used are typically thicker than other printing process such as inkjet or flexo.

UV Screen Printing

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Phoseon's FireLine and FireFlex high performance UV LED light sources are ideal for high-speed curing in screen printing applications.

Case Studies:

Application: Decorative Bottle Printing
Serigraphie Richford utilizes UV LED curing technology for decorative bottle printing

Application: Screen Printing Nameplates and Graphics
Nazdar Develops Screen Inks for UV LED Curing

Video: OMSO ServoBottle UV LED Screen Machine

Video: The Future of Screen Printing
“The result of the collaboration between Nazdar, Empire, Phoseon, and Kammann is a milestone in the future of screen printing," says Phil McGugan, Nazdar's global vice president of sales and marketing. “Empire has proven that adopting LED technology is a key to increasing productivity, reducing cost, and decreasing their impact on the environment all in one stroke. Contributing to this cutting edge solution by developing multiple screen printing inks was imperative for Nazdar in support of the industry."