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Silk Screening, also called silkscreen process is “a printmaking technique in which a mesh cloth is stretched over a heavy wooden frame and the design, painted on the screen by tusche or affixed by stencil, is printed by having a squeegee force color through the pores of the material in areas not blocked out by a glue sizing.” Fancy Fox Customs has over 23 years experience in the ‘printmaking technique’ of Silk Screening. You can trust that you’ll receive the best in quality when you place an order with us.
There are several terms used for this technique. The process traditionally was called screen printing or silkscreen printing because silk was used prior to the invention of polyester mesh. Today, synthetic threads are mostly used in the screen printing process. Polyester is the most popular mesh. There are special-use mesh materials of stainless steel and nylon available as well.
Screen printing dates back to 960-1279 AD. First appearing in China during the Song Dynasty. It then spread throughout several Asia countries and eventually to Western Europe in the late 18th century. Several innovations to the process occurred through the years. The National Serigraphic Society was formed and the word Serigraphy was used to differentiate the artistic application of screen printing from the industrial use of the process. The word comes from the Latin word for silk “Seri” and the Greek word meaning to write or draw “graphein”.
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