Screen Printing Process
Questions & Answers
The screen printing process is a direct printing technique. With this printing technique a mesh is used to transfer ink onto the material to be printed.
Which kind of primary packagings can be printed?
Primary packagings made of plastic or glass can be printed. Furthermore, it is also possible to print opal glasses, acid etched glasses or for example glasses such as blue glasses as well as aluminum bottles.
Which kind of bottle or can shapes can be printed?
Normally, all types of flat, round or convex shapes can be printed. However, to be on the safe site with special shapes we verify the realisation of the print in advance.
How many colours can be printed?
Depending on the product, we can print up to 4 colours successively in one printing step for a design in our production.
Is it possible to print all colours?
In regards to the printing of plastic products we can print all pantone colours. Whereas the screen printing of ceramic products has certain restrictions due to pigments and burning criteria which have to be explained further.
What is the minimum order quantity to finish my product?
Smaller quantities of approx. 1,500 pieces are possible.
How long will the printed design last?
The durability of direct printed images can last for several years provided that there are appropriate ambient conditions (a reduced UV light, no contact with sharp or sharp-edged objects, or leaking material).
The printed image consisting of ceramic colours will be burnt at 600 degrees which merges with the glass. Therefore, this printed image will last forever.
Are there any differences in the process between plastic and glass?
It only differs in the drying of the colours. While the colours for the glasses are being burned we use UV light for the plastic products.
Which advantages has this kind of finishing?
1. Your product has an appearance of superior quality.
2. The feeling of the surface has a pleasant haptics.
3. Your finished product has no edges or protruding edges which you can find on labels.
4. High order quantities can be produced at a cheaper rate.
5. A subsequent order and an unchanged printing image further reduces pricing due to no film
Please do not hesitate to contact us with further questions for your product in regards to the screen printing process and the finishing opportunities