Screen printing is a printing technique where a screen, made from silk, or nowadays more common, synthetic materials, is placed on top of a medium, usually paper and used to transfer ink.
The screen works as a stencil, certain areas of the screen are blocked and other areas are open. At Devfto we transfer a design onto the screen using a photo-sensitive emulsion.
The ink or paint is then forced through the open parts of the screen creating an image on the medium.
Screen printing can be as elaborate or simple as one chooses. It is possible to work with a single colour, which means working with a single screen, a single layer print, to create a mono colour work. Or work with an array of colours and several different screens, to layer shapes and images on top of each other creating a more ornate design.