To produce a screen print your artwork is photographically transferred onto a silk or polyester screen. This process involves coating the screen with a light-sensitive emulsion and blocking off the areas which are not to be printed before exposing the screen to light; after exposure, the screen is washed off and only the areas to be printed are left revealed. This process is repeated for each colour required for the job on separate screens.
Ink is then loaded and pushed through the mesh screen with a blade or squeegee forcing ink onto the product by capillary action. The ink can only adhere to the products through the areas not blocked off by the stencil. When more than one colour is required, the ink is left to dry before the next colour is added via an additional screen.
“Our customers love getting a Moleskine in the post, it’s our way of saying thank you. Noted in Style are easy to do business with, prompt and accurate. In our digital world, there’s always room for a notebook from Noted in Style!”
Screen printing gives you absolute control over the colour of the print onto your product, as specialist Pantone inks are used and subtle adjustments can be made to colours by mixing inks if necessary. Knowing the exact colour that your artwork will appear on your chosen products in means that you can be confident that your brand colour will be faithfully repliacted and that they will match any other materials that are being printed as part of your campaign.
A screen print is perfect for areas of flat colour like Channel 4’s old iconic logo above, which was screen printed in five colours onto the cover of an A5 Moleskine Classic hardback notebook. A statement can also be made by using a one colour print to cover an item with a bold design, as seen in some of the examples below.
If you need a conference gift sets, staff on-boarding / welcome packs or brand building giveaways we can create, source and brand sets tailored to your needs.
Below you can see a ‘Brand Builder Toolbox’ we created for SAGE’s ‘Build on.’ campaign that contained a T-Shirt, tote bag, notebook, pen, USB and thank you card.
We can screen print onto any of our products and pretty much anything that we can hold flat. We are always happy to advise you on what process would work best with your brand / product(s) and desired finish. Talk to our team today.