Screen Fill

Screen Fill

Screen fill refers to the act of pushing ink through a mesh screen to fill an image area in screen printing.

This is a critical step in the screen printing process, as it determines how much ink is applied to the substrate. Too little ink and the print may be faint; too much ink and it may bleed. Proper screen fill technique ensures a crisp, clear final print. This step requires meticulous attention to detail to achieve the desired outcome, making it a key skill in the screen printing profession.

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