Stainless Steel Wire Screen Printing is a printing technique that uses mesh to transfer ink onto a substrate. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the openings in the mesh with ink. A stencil will block parts of the openings in the mesh to create a design on the surface being printed on.
Today, the most common media for screen printing are polyester, nylon, and stainless steel.
Feature of Stainless Steel Wire Screen Printing
Stability and Durability
Calendaring for precise printing
When it comes to choosing the right media for your screen printing needs, it is always dependent on your specific needs and your application.
Although stainless steel woven wire can be a great solution for so many screen printing applications, there are situations where other types of media may be a better fit.
1. If you are working with fabrics or stretchy surfaces, nylon or polyester is probably going to be a better media for you. Unlike stainless steel mesh, Polyester or Nylon have the ability to form to soft surfaces.
2. Woven Wire mesh is typically more expensive than nylon or polyester. If you need the durability and precise features of stainless steel woven wire, this makes it a great fit for you. If you don’t need those features for your application, perhaps a synthetic material will work for you.
3. If you are printing on very fragile materials like ceramics, wire mesh may damage the surface. This is another situation where it may be better to go with a synthetic material.
Woven wire mesh is a great option for the screen printing industry. If you are looking for more information about wire mesh, you can check out our Guide to Woven Wire Mesh.
If you have any other questions about screen printing or need help finding which material is right for you, send us a message and our experts will be happy to help.