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Screen-printing

Letterpress, gravure and flat printing are known printing techniques, but how do you print using a screen? Screen-printing differs from other printing techniques in that the print is not created by two surfaces directly touching each other. Rather the ink is transferred to the paper through a screen. The motifs are created using various template techniques. Screen-printing is not only deployed by artists, it is used also for commercial and industrial purposes and in graphic, ceramic and textile design.

Activity: You can print motifs on jute bags using a prefabricated screen, ink and a squeegee.

Age: from class five

Curriculum link: Art

Information and reservation:

Phone: +49 341 2271-324

Last update: 23.6.2017

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