Silk Screen Printing

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Silk Screen Single Color

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Applied to cards: PVC card, metal card, wooden card, epoxy card

What do you need to prepare? 

  1. Card type confirmation.
  2. Design file at .ai/ .pdf/ .psd/ .eps/ .jpeg (jpg)/ .tiff. format, the minimum resolution at 300dpi.
  3. Color confirmation including the CMYK value or Pantone color No. Or you can directly send us samples if you don’t know the exact color, and we would help you find the color which can best match the sample color., 
  4. Color No.: CMYK value, Pantone color number, send samples directly to us to match the color.

Craft Introduction

What is silk screen printing?

Screen printing refers to a printing method based on the screen. You can make a screen with graphics and text via the photosensitive principle, then take a squeegee to squeeze the ink poured on the screen to the other side of the mesh, finally, the graphics and text will be printed to the substrate. It can be single color printing or multi color printing, partial screen printing or full screen printing.

Operation Details

Here are the operation details as follows: 

1. Apply the photosensitive glue to the screen – evenly apply the photosensitive glue( a material which will undergo chemical reactions under the irradiation of the light, become water insoluble and can prevent ink from passing through) to both sides of the screen with a squeegee.

2. Dry the screen – dry the silk screen under the condition of no light below 35°C. After the photosensitive glue gets solidified, paste the film with graphic and text (the graphic and text part is opaque while the rest are light-transmitting) on the silk screen.

3. Exposure – irradiate the silk screen with a special light source, its light-transmitting part will undergo chemical reaction with light and become insoluble in water.

4. Development – remove the film, rinse the screen with water, and the photosensitive glue in the graphic part will be washed off.

5. Ink printing – fix the surface of the card under the silk screen. Use a squeegee to quickly smear the ink of a corresponding color on the screen for once, the ink will penetrate into the mesh of the graphic and text part, and be printed to the surface of the card under the screen, then the printing will be finished.

Attention Please

  1. Only one color can be printed per time.
  2. The finally printed color is more accurate than the offset printing so it is suitable for customers who require very high color accuracy.

Crafts Effect

Silk screen gold has the obvious golden powder shimmering effect under light, while silk screen silver has the silver powder glitter effect, which looks elegant and luxury and can make the silk print part more prominent so as to attract people’s attention more easily.

As for the screen printing of other colors, their effects look similar to the effect of offset printing, but they have smaller color difference, simpler workmanship, and lower cost.

Example Exhibition

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Gold Silk Screen on PVC Card

Generally speaking, wineries need their membership cards able to properly show their good taste, so as to fit their VIP members’ noble identity. 

The text and logo of this card are made of the silk-screen gold craft. Gold represents nobility, and the combination between silk screen craft and gold ink makes the gold color shines under light. 

Although its shimmering effect is not so dazzling as bronzing, it is both striking and understated against winery background at the dark tone, which makes the whole card look understated and luxurious.

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Silver Silk Screen on PVC Card

The silver silk screen printing logo with unique micro-flash effect is embellished on the black background, although no other decorations,  this business card doesn’t look monotonous, but more atmospheric.

Meanwhile, silver stands for calmness and eternity, which demonstrates the company’s rigorous, professional and responsible behavior style. 

Besides, silver, one of cars’ logo colors, coincides with the company’s business. This way, the whole card looks high-end, stylish and full of modernity, which is absolutely a good assistant for the company promotion!

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White Silk Screen on Wood Card

This travel agency uses the natural wood to make its membership cards, implying that its main projects are the tours of natural scenery. 

The wood card, as a completely degradable material, also fits the current environmental protection concept. 

The screen printed white logo on it contrasts with the natural color of the wood and is conspicuous enough. White represents elegance and purity, implying the pure love for nature. 

Although such a card looks simple, it is easier to win the favor of travel enthusiasts.

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Gold Silk Screen on Metal Card

The electroplated matte black metal card, with its logo and 30th anniversary promotional mark gold silk screen printed on it, is concise and clear. 

Gold combined with black make the whole card look noble and elegant, which shows the distinguished status of members, and is very suitable for high-end occasions such as VIP lounges, also makes members feel valued.

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White Silk Screen on Metal Card

Taking metal cards as the warranty cards shows how the merchant value the warranty service. On this card, the white silk screened logo forms a strong contrast with the black card surface, highlighting the importance of the content.

Besides, you can feel the silk screen printed part obviously more protruding on the metal card than on other card types. Thus, the whole card is very textured and looks solemn.

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Single Color Silk Print the Whole PVC Card

If you do not have high requirements on the appearance of the PVC card and do not need to print any fixed content, you can choose a color to silk screen print the whole card. 

Although the card printed in this way is similar to the effect of the normal ink printing, it is simpler and the cost is lower.  

This way, you can get cheap and pretty cards!

Multi Color Screen Printing

To Other Choice:  Silk Screen Single Color

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Applied to cards: PVC card, metal card, wooden card, epoxy card

What do you need to prepare? 

  1. Card type confirmation.
  2. Design file at .ai/ .pdf/ .psd/ .eps/ .jpeg (jpg)/ .tiff. format, the minimum resolution at 300dpi.
  3. Color confirmation including the CMYK value or Pantone color No. Or you can directly send us samples if you don’t know the exact color, and we would help you find the color which can best match the sample color., 
  4. Color No.: CMYK value, Pantone color number, send samples directly to us to match the color.

Craft Introduction

What is multi color screen printing?

It means to silk print multiple colors on a card. 

Operation Details

  1. Firstly, make multiple films (a piece of film per color) according to the design draft. 
  2. Secondly, repeat the steps of silk screen single color. 
  3. This way, multiple different colors can be presented on the surface of the card.

Attention Please

  1. After each color screen printing is completed, it is necessary to wait for the ink to dry first, then screen print the next color. 
  2. The finally printed color is more accurate than the offset printing, which is suitable for customers who require very high color accuracy.

Crafts Effect

  1. Bright and accurate printed color, basically no color difference. 
  2. The ink of multiple color will not interfere with each other, which can better decorate the card.

Example Exhibition

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2 Color Screen Printing on PVC Card

YAYA, as the top resort in Austria, with the excellent location, thoughtfully designed apartments, exquisite materials for its all facilities, and thoughtful services, aims to achieve its mission “making your holidays special and unforgettable”

This business card, as YAYA’s external publicity tool, adopts gray and white as the main colors, forming a soft contrast. Gray, a color close to the soil, is in line with the resorts’ concept “be close to nature and have a relax”

Meanwhile, gray symbolizes sincerity, calmness, and sophistication. The 2 different gray silk screen printings, one dark while the other light, not only highlight the white logo and slogan, but also naturally have formed a sense of hierarchy.

The whole card looks soft and natural, also allows people to see the key points at a glance.

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Multi Color Screen Printing on PVC Card

This card has the light gray background, and the 4 silk screen printed logos at different colors on it represent the 4 unique groups of YAYA. 

Gray is a neutral color which can perfectly blend various colors on the card surface, harmonious and natural. The 4 logos at different colors are very conspicuous on the light gray background, and the color contrast among the logos is also obvious, which is very easy to distinguish from.

Although no other decorations,  the whole card is neither monotonous nor cluttered or crowded because of the rich and harmonious colors, which matches the resort integrating the natural scenery, sports experience, living enjoyment, human culture, etc.

In addition, the website link below the logo is also very conspicuous, which makes people notice it quickly and want to know more.

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2 Color Screen Printing on Metal Card

This member card, made of stainless steel, has black and matte card surface made by the electroplating craft. It has a good texture, looks calm and atmospheric. 

The white silk screen part and the black background formed the strong contrast, which make the white part conspicuous. 

The member No. and name are printed with gold silk screen and are etched again for the middle part with the laser craft, which has frosted touch and light reflection effect under light. Gold represents nobility. The gold silk printing and the laser craft together further highlight the status of members and convey the company’s customer-oriented service concept. 

The white, gold silk screen printing and the laser craft in the middle make the content of the card structured and harmonious.