Screen Printing

Printing Method

In a screen printing process the ink is pressed through a mesh. The screen, used instead of a printing plate, consists of finely woven mesh which supports an ink blocking stencil. In the next step the ink is imprinted through the image areas which are not covered by the stencil. Commonly a screen is a fine fabric made of natural silk, plastic, or metal fibers. Today plastic or metal fabric is generally used. Typical screen printing products are textiles, packaging, printed toys and ceramics.

Machine Examples

MHM Synchroprint 4000 AC (Card 4A)

MHM Synchroprint 4000 AC (Card 4A)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width700 mm 
max. colors18 
space requirement42 m² 
variety of materials11paper, cardboard, board, plastic foil, textile, leather, linen, glass, ceramic, metal, synthetic, organic matter
max. printing output490 m²/h1.400 cycles/h
max. printing speed1.400 pcs/h 

Thieme 5000XL (Card 4B)

Thieme 5000XL (Card 4B)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width3.700 mm 
max. colors6 
space requirement400 m² 
variety of materials6paper, cardboard, board, plastic foil, metal, synthetic
max. printing output11.100 m²/h3.000 m/h
max. squeeger speed90 m/min 

SMAG GALAXIE CLASSIC 350 (Card 4C)

SMAG GALAXIE CLASSIC 350 (Card 4C)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width340 mm 
max. colors10 
space requirement35 m² 
variety of materials3paper, cardboard, plastic foil
max. printing output347 m²/h2.000 cycles/h
max. color thickness400 μm 

Kamann K15 CNC (Card 4D)

Kamann K15 CNC (Card 4D)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width350 mm 
max. colors12 
space requirement42 m² 
variety of materials2vaulted elements, round elements
max. printing output985 m²/h 
max. printing speed125 μm