Flat Screen Printer (Advantages and Disadvantages)


Screen printing is one of the most popular methods of printing. Screen printing is the process of forcing ink through a screen with a stencil blocking off desired areas. Print companies and do-it-yourselfers use screen printing to reproduce designs on various surfaces, such as fabric and plastic. Also known as silk-screen printing, screen printing is one of the many printing techniques available. Before you venture into a project that involves screen printing, you should consider the advantages and disadvantages of this process.

Advantages of Flat Screen Printer :

Perfect for larger designs consisting of one or two colors.

Ideal for printing onto cotton and poly cotton clothing items

The ink is heat dried, therefore the garments can withstand the roughness of machine washing.

Disadvantages of Flat Screen Printer :

Each color is applied separately, making the cost higher per additional color

Separate screens are required for each individual design. So, for each additional color, a new screen will need to be used.

Not the best option if your design consists of several colors.

Coated fabrics cannot be screen printed.

Longer turn around time if many colors are used

Time consuming to set up and clean.

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