Silkscreen printing technology appeared very early, and there have been too many changes along the way. Industrial products use screen printing, pad printing, and other technologies to make products with various patterns.

Let’s give it a go with hand-made silk screening!

Most materials can be easily purchased, like colorful water-based printing inks, spatulas, etc. Screens can be bought in appropriate sizes.

The number of screen meshes determines the amount of ink used in printing and also affects the resolution of the edges of the pattern. The hardness and angle of the squeegee determine the amount of ink added when it is printed, and sometimes you should find a suitable method by experimenting a few more times.

I used an environmentally friendly cotton bag to print my pattern. First I coated the front end of the screen with thick ink. The scraper slid smoothly across the screen from top to bottom. The speed should be gauged by the user: not too fast, not too slow.

 

Monochrome or two-color, or even gradual changes in technique, can easily get interesting results.

If you get an opportunity to try silk screening, I recommend it. This is an activity you can easily draw inspiration from.