FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Useful Information

To our Customers;

If time needs to be saved;
And time is important for you, Please;

  • Share the product preparation information
  • Make sure the product is clean
  • Please consider that packages with uneven sizes and shapes takes longer to print
  • Remember that every color needs separate setup and preparation
  • Make sure your graphics are high in resolution and setup correctly for good print result
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Screen Printing ?

Screen printing was a technique first used by the Chinese almost 2000 years ago. They used human hair stretched across a wooden frame to form the screen. To that they attached a stencil made from leaves stuck together into different shapes. This was probably the first application of screen printing ever.

Subsequently, the Japanese adopted the screen printing process and used woven silk to make the mesh and lacquers to make stencils. The use of silk is where screen printing got its alternative name – Silk screening or silk screen printing.

In 1907, it was Samuel Simon near Manchester who patented the first ever industrial screen printing process. Many years later close to the First World War, John Pilsworth of San Francisco developed the Selectasine method, which basically introduced the concept of multi-color printing using the same screen. Different areas on the screen were blocked out for different color inks, thus resulting in a multi-colored image. This technique became hugely popular for printing signs and posters in large quantities.

From using hair to silk to polymer meshes, screen printing has come a long way today. The basic technique remains the same but with innovation and the introduction of electronics and computers, screen printing is no longer recognizable as the technique Simon patented.

How long does the print last ?

There are factors that determine the longevity of a print on a product:

1 – The Raw material of the printed material

2 – Determination of the paint type for the raw material of the product

3 – Exposure to UV light

4 – Exposure to chemicals

5 – Other external factors such as wind, friction, water etc.

Will it get erased ?

Print coming off the product depends on two things:

 

Baskının silinince çıkması yapılmış olan baskının ürüne olan tutunma şekline bağlıdır. Tutunma iki şekilde olur

1 – Physical Bond : Paint don’t bond with the product

2 – Chemical Bond : Paint engages into chemical reaction with the product

Generally physical bonding is the cheap way of printing but sometimes has to be applied because of last resort and visual aspect.

When will it be finished ?

All the above steps are a print protocol. Time will depend on quantity, hardness and type of the product. We do our best to complete every job in the shortest time possible.

Are you printing one by one ?

Yes, Every print is applied one by one, because there is no other way. In some instances, plastic stickers can be applied to more than one product at the same time.