How Silk-Screening Works for Your Products

Silkscreen print machine in a printing factoryOne of the most important packaging and design solutions you need to keep in mind when creating your products is how you are going to present your label and information to potential customers. Many designers have realized that one of the smartest, most affordable options on the market is silk-screening directly onto the packaging. However, what exactly is the process that takes you from coming up with an idea to getting it onto the packaging itself? We are glad you asked!

There are, mostly, five phases when it comes to silk-screening your works onto your projects. It begins with the prep work. This is where you brainstorm your idea and choose the type of packaging you want to use. You then conceptualize your design and how it will all come together.

The second phase is creating the actual art for your project. You will need to use a vector graphics program to create a template before adding the actual artwork itself. This allows you to mass-produce the same label for as many products as you need to package.

The third phase is to prep the artwork so that it can be turned into a print film positive. This is done by flattening down your vector file and ensuring that each section is well defined. A unique high-density printer on sheets of transparent plastic then prints your digital artwork.

The fourth phase is to make the actual screens that will be used during the screen-printing process. A screen is created for each film positive and is then coated, burned, and washed out to ensure that your film images are perfectly burned into the screen.

The final phase is to mix the ink and then print the labels. Each different coat of paint is printed onto your package and dried one at a time. Once all of the colors have been added and dried, your products are ready to be packed and shipped.

Turn to us for sufficient packaging and design solutions. We provide you with high-quality silk-screening for your products.