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The screen printing procedure
Screen printing is a procedure in which a squeegee is used to press the ink through a finely woven mesh onto the material that is to be printed. An advantage of screen printing is that the application of the ink can be varied by using different finenesses of the mesh, with the result that high ink film thicknesses can be achieved. In comparison to other printing procedures, the printing speed is, however, relatively low and the procedure itself very laborious. We don’t just print using machines, but also by hand.
Mechanical screen printing
The heart of the production system is a screen printing carousel, with which up to nine colours can be applied to the umbrella cover in one cycle. Even heavy fabrics such as polyester with a Teflon coating are given a durable finish in the screen printing process. The inks and additives used here are subject to the strictest requirements (REACH, inspection of print designs by Bureau Veritas, inspection by the professional association ETEM).
Each new application of ink is followed by a drying process. To achieve greater opacity, FARE applies the design in white to begin with. It is only in the second stage that the desired colours follow. The work must be very precise here, so that no white spaces appear at the edges. Only the colours black, silver and gold can be used without a previous undercoat. Due to the modern machinery of our partner printing company, we are able to carry out multi-colour printing on 8,000 segments every day. Here, we rely on the technical skills of the trained screen printing media technicians.
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Screen printing small panel
Screen printing trapeze panel
Screen printing closing strap
Screen printing sleeve mini umbrella
ÖkoBrella Shopping Printing examples
Insights into production
Exposing the film
The print image is produced in black, the right way round, on a transparent film. There is a separate film for each colour.
Setting the print position
The exact position of the image is set on a template for all the colours.
Printing screen frame
The printing screen frames are made of metal so they retain their dimensional stability over a long period of time and the fabric is kept at an even tension.
Exposing the screen
The printing screen has a light sensitive layer onto which the print film is exposed. Exposure makes the emulsion water resistant.
Except for the areas where the print pattern appears. After the screen is washed out, these allow the ink through.
The screen is inspected at high magnification to ensure that all the edges and lettering are clean and precise.
Any desired shade can be mixed individually.
Inserting into the printing equipment
The finished umbrella is opened up and carefully placed on the printing table.
1. Printing process
The ink is evenly distributed over the screen using a squeegee, and then pressed through the open areas.
Mechanical ink application
The ink is precisely measured out onto the screen and distributed by the flood bar.
2. Printing process
This process is repeated for the second colour and each additional colour until the image is complete.
When the screen is removed, the final result can be seen. Now the print needs to dry.
Fully automatic printing
For high volumes, the umbrellas are not printed individually by hand, but in a screen printing machine.
Mechanical drying ensures that the print dries quickly and evenly.
Next, a laser measurement device is used to check that the printed image is correctly positioned.
Once the umbrella has passed final quality control, it is packed by hand and sent for dispatch.