KENT DESIGNS- SPECIALIZING IN KUSTOM DESIGN AND SCREEN PRINTING OF QUALITY GIG POSTERS.  LOCATED IN SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA
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What is screen printing?


Basically, it is the process of using a stencil to apply ink onto another material. A high tension polyester mesh (silk was used back in the day) is stretched over a frame and sections of it are blocked off creating a positive image where ink can pass through. Ink is pulled across the screen with a squeegee. Sometimes this is done with a very large automated press, sometimes by hand. All the printing at Kent Designs, garment and poster printing, is done by hand. Each color of the design needs to be printed one at a time with it’s own screen. Gradients and different opacities of color can be achieved with halftone patterns.


How many colors can be screen printed at Kent Designs?


I run an 8 color manual press. Most jobs don’t require 8 colors but every now and then I load up the entire carousel. There is a set up cost per screen used, so the more colors used the more expensive the job will be.

6 color discharge with a spot black
8 color plastisol screen print with 2 color sleeve
6 color plastisol screen print
5 color plastisol silk screen print
3 color plastisol print on nylon jersey
cmyk silk screen print
3 color plastisol printed baby shirt

 


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