You don’t need to worry if you wonder how to make a silkscreen and don’t know the entire mechanism. Making silkscreen is not complicated if you have the screen stencil.
If you have to make a unique design or are required to complete the print creatively, you are about to make the silkscreen from your stencil.
You must have some material like vinyl cutters and some emulsion gels crucial for the silkscreen-making process. Amateurs and professionals can quickly learn how to make silkscreen using emulsion gels, vinyl cutters, and screen stencils.
1. Drawing the Traces onto the Vinyl or Mylar Paper
The first step is drawing the traces onto the vinyl or Mylar paper. The next step is to transfer the image over the desired stencil material.
You can use a fine marker with a design tip to see the traces easily. You are supposed to use a metal ruler and make straight lines.
2. Securing the Vinyl or Mylar to a Transparent Plastic
The step is to prepare the design for cutting. You have to hold the tape to cut down your structure. You have to keep the area around 1 inch around the frame.
3. Silk Screen—Weeding Using a Knife
The next step is to weed the design through a knife having sharp edges to remove the parts over vinyl or Mylar, which are unwanted.
You can rotate your stencil to be accessible in cutting and weeding the design.
4. Attaching the Design to Silk Screen
The final step is to attach the design to the silkscreen, for which you have a layer of transparent tape over the back of the stencil. Now you have to apply the silkscreen, and your design is ready.