Screen Printing

Screen Printing is a simple branding method to add Pantone logos, text and complex single colour or two colour designs to almost all material types.

If you are looking for bold block colours on a larger run of books, screen printing may be the option for you. Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed.

Using different layers of ink can build up a multicoloured image, however the result may not be as fine or intricate as UV printing, and certainly won’t be as precise as CMYK printing and laminating. Using screen printing, however, is beneficial on larger runs where it is much more cost effective than UV printing, and also on existing stock books where printing CMYK of course does not apply.


You can also get a much larger array of different coloured inks for screen printing, such as exact Pantones, metallic inks as well as novelty inks such as Ultra-Violet inks (that you can see in the dark) all the way through to bright neon inks and inks with glitter inside. Just ask us for more information if you’d like to try something special, there’s a huge number of options that we’d also like to discover!