the print room
We are specialists in hand screen-printed Wedding Stationery, but what is screen-printing we here you ask?! Well, screen printing, also sometimes know as silk-screen printing is a traditional print technique where ink is transferred through a screen made from a fine mesh onto a substrate (paper / card etc...).
To transfer the artwork onto the screen we print out a black stencil of the image onto an acetate film, light sensitive emulsion is applied to the screen.
Once this is dry we expose the screen and artwork to a strong light, on the areas where the light cannot reach the screen (through the black stencil) the emulsion washes off creating a stencil.
The screen is then placed onto the substrate and the ink is transferred through the stencil by pulling a squeegee over the screen. The substrate is then placed in the drying rack ready for the next colour.
Here is a short film that takes your through our screen-print process…
Video credit - our good friend Alex Blogg
It may seem like a lengthy process, but its totally worth it! Screen-printing your stationery allows us to achieve incredibly rich colours with a tactile finish. It also means we can speciality inks such as metallics and neons, check out the beautiful copper ink on our ‘Painted’ collection.