Silk-screening

Silk-screening is a screen-printing technique which involves transferring an ink through a mesh fixed to a frame. The design is embedded into the mesh using an impermeable emulsion which blocks the ink in areas that need to be left blank, leaving only the printed pattern. One colour is printed at a time, so multiple meshes are used for multi-colour designs.

The technique is repetitive, but very precise. The process can be repeated hundreds and even thousands of times without losing definition – making it perfect for fine, intricate designs on any kind of material.