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(Re-)Discover silkscreen printing !

21 December 2020

The history and uses of serigraphy 

Silkscreen printing is an ancestral printing technique of Chinese origin, it goes all the way back to the Song dynasty (960 - 1279).Centuries later, it is still very popular and is used to make high-end prints.

Indeed, this technique allows to apply a large volume of ink per cm^2 compared to other types of printing - 50 times more than offset printing for example.

The result is better opacity, higher ink resistance (mechanical, chemical, and light resistance), as well as the ability to create relief and other tactile effects.

Thanks to screen printing, it is also possible to apply special inks such as conductive and security inks, or other materials like creams or perfumes.Your imagination’s the limit.

Moreover, it is inexpensive and quite simple to implement and use.

Most of the time, it is combined with digital printing or offset printing. These are complementary techniques.

At SMAG Graphique, we have been doing screen printing for 40 years now. We have therefore developed a very strong expertise in the field, which allows us to be a leader on the market by offering you very competitive solutions.Moreover, silkscreen printing is at the center of our latest ICON range.

If you would like to know more, do not hesitate to contact us.Our screen printing experts will be happy to inform you and accompany you throughout your projects!

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