SUMMER SERIES #1:
SCREEN PRINTING vs. FOIL STAMPING
Our Summer Series brings you informative, inspiring examples of print processes and products to help you better understand the wide-ranging possibilities of print.
WHAT IT IS: A process by which an image is imposed onto a specialized mesh (screen) creating a stencil. Inks or coatings are pushed through the apertures in the mesh by way of a squeegee under pressure and transferred onto a printing surface.
BEST USES: Overprinting; Large, solid areas floated with opaque colors or translucent coatings; Bringing a hand crafted, human element to printed pieces.
SCREEN PRINTING EXAMPLES:
WHAT IT IS: Using pressure and high heat, a design is transferred onto a substrate via a thin metallic, translucent or opaque film. The image to be stamped is etched in relief on the plate so the design is raised, rather than recessed.
BEST USES: Matte pigment, gloss pigment, metallic, holographic, tint and special effects; Great for tone-on-tone looks – black-on-black, pearl-on-anything, etc.
FOIL STAMPING EXAMPLES: