I recently saw this simplistic explanation of screen printing:
- Place design on top of the desired position.
- Add a thick layer of ink on top of the artwork.
- Spread across evenly using the squeegee.
- Remove screen.
- Set the ink on the fabric by using some sort of dryer.
It’s not a generally helpful or detailed enough explanation but what is really troubling about it is: “Set the ink on the fabric by using some sort of dryer.” Some sort of!? No! Use a proper conveyor dryer! This type of explanation only reinforces the wrong idea for new printers in particular that a heat gun is fine for “curing” plastisol. It’s not. Period!