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.
Typically, shirts that are screen printed are done for events such as reunions, fund raisers, and company events. Little league teams, softball teams, or any kind of league team are where you will commonly find screen printed shirts.
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