A roller or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing the ink to past the threads of the woven mesh in the pen areas.
Screen printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a deign is imposed on a screen of silk or other fine mesh with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance and ink is forced through the mesh onto the printing surface. It is known as silkscreen, serigraphy and serigraph.
Screen printing is most versatile of all printing process. It can be used to print on a wide variety of objects including paper, paperboards, plastics, glass, metal, fabrics and other material components. There are some products produced from screen printing industries like posters, labels, decal, signage and also electronic circuit boards.
The advantage of the screen printing over other printing process is that press can print on any object of any size, shape and thickness. A significant characteristic of screen printing is that a greater thickness of the ink can be applied on the object which is not possible with other printing techniques. Because of its simplicity an application of process, availability of wider range of ink & dyes, effects achieved in this process are not possible using other printing method.