Screen printing can be divided into many kinds according to its layout, printing machine variety, ink nature and substrate type, but its printing method can be divided into the following several.
1. Flat screen Printing: Flat screen plane screen printer is a flat screen printing plate on the print substrate method, printing, printing plate fixed, scraping ink version of the move.
2. Flat screen screen printing: flat screen surface screen printing is a flat screen printing plate in the surface substrate (such as ball, cylinder, cylinder, etc.) on the printing method.
printing, scraping plate fixed, printing plate along the horizontal direction, the substrate with the printing plate rotation.
3 Screen Printing: Circular screen screen printing is a cylinder screen version, the cylinder is equipped with fixed scraping ink plate, the cylinder printing plate and substrate synchronized with the printing method such as line-speed movement.
4. Indirect screen Printing: The front 3 methods are printed directly on the substrate, but can only print some rules of the geometric form, such as plane, cylinder, cone, etc., for complex shape, with angular and concave surface and other shaped objects, you must use indirect screen printing method to print, Its process is often composed of two parts: flat screen printing and transfer printing, that is, screen printing image is not directly printed on the substrate, and printed on the plane material, and then transferred to the substrate by a certain method. Indirect printing of one of the methods, such as the first plane screen printing on the flat glass printing image, and then with a flexible silicone head, like a seal from the glass to absorb the ink image, and then transferred to the irregular surface: Another kind of indirect screen printing method is the paper printing, such as: Screen printing flower paper + heat transfer printing, screen printing flower paper + Pressure-sensitive transfer, screen printing flower paper + solvent activation transfer printing.
Indirect screen printing has become the main field of the printing industry.