How to Make a Silk Screen

If you are wondering how to make a silk screen and don’t know the entire mechanism then you don’t need to worry. The process of making silk screen is not difficult in case if you are having the screen stencil. In case if you have to make a unique design or whether you are required to make the print creatively, you are about to make the silk screen from your stencil. You must have some material like the vinyl cutters and some emulsion gels which are crucial for the silk screen making process. Both amateur and professionals can easily know how to make a silk screen by using the emulsion gels, vinyl cutters, and screen stencil.

Drawing the Traces on to the Vinyl or Mylar Paper

The first step is drawing the traces on to the vinyl or Mylar paper. The next step is to transfer the image over the desired stencil material. You can use a fine marker having a tip for your design so that you can easily see the traces. You are supposed to use a metal ruler and make straight lines.

Securing the Vinyl or Mylar to a Transparent Plastic

The step is for preparing the design for cutting. You have to hold a tape to cut down your design. You have to keep the area of around 1 inch around the design.

Weeding Using a Knife

The next step is to weed the design though a knife having sharp edges so that you may remove the parts over vinyl or Mylar which are un-wanted.  You can rotate your stencil in order to be easy in cutting and weeding the design.

Attaching the Design to Silk Screen

The final step is to attach the design to the silk screen for which you have a layer of transparent tape over the back of the stencil. Now you have to apply the silk screen and your design is ready.


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