Profession screen printer
Screen printers tend a press that presses ink through a screen. Industrial screen printing is often used to print on materials that are hard to use with other processes, like rigid plastic surfaces.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Printing on large scale machines
Methods, processes, and restrictions related to printing on machines that produce large quantities and sizes of graphic print materials.
- Screen printing process
This consists of preparing the screen or image carrier, squeegee, and the ink. During this process, ink is pressed through a screen on a certain surface.
- Printing techniques
The techniques and processes to reproduce text and images using a master form or template such as letterpress printing, gravure, and laser printing.
- Screen printing inks
Various types of screen ink, such as solvent, water, water plastisol, and UV curable ink solutions.
- Adjust drying process to goods
Adjust machine settings to adapt drying processes, drying times, and special treatments to the requirements of the goods to be dried.
- Follow safety precautions in printing
Apply safety and health principles, policies and institutional regulations of working in printing production. Protect oneself and others against such hazards as chemicals used in printing, invasive allergens, heat, and disease causing agents.
- Clean equipment
Perform cleaning routines after equipment use.
- Use doctor blade
Use a doctor blade to remove excess ink during printing and coating processes.
- Follow production schedule
Follow production schedule taking into account all requirements, times and needs. This schedule outlines what individual commodities must be produced in each time period and encapsulates various concerns like production, staffing, inventory, etc. It is usually linked to manufacturing where the plan indicates when and how much of each product will be demanded. Utilise all the information in the actual implementation of the plan.
- Operate screen printing press
Operate a screen printing press to fabricate multiple copies of the designed screen, increasing production significantly.
- Determine colour shades
Determine and use the correct colour to be applied to a surface, according to requirements, by using instruments and software.
- Prepare printing form
Prepare and inspect plates that are used in printing process to transfer ink on the desired surface and place them in the machines, for example fixing them around printing rollers.
- Prepare screen printing
Prepare a screen for printing by applying the photo emulsion technique, where an original image is created on an overlay and the inked areas are not transparent. Select a screen, coat it with a certain emulsion by using a squeegee and expose the print after putting it in a dry room, leaving a negative stencil of the image on the mesh.