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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...).

 
 
 
 

 

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screen-print-film

step 1

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.


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step 2

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.

step 3

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

ARTISTRY

 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.

 
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