Derivan silkscreen ink comes in 27 colours including five fluros and one Reducer.
Silkscreen printing is the technique of pushing ink through a screen over a stencil by using a utensil called a squeegee.
Silkscreens have traditionally been made, as the name suggests, from silk cloth. They are now made from synthetic materials; however, the process remains the same.
The mesh is stretched over and fixed to a frame (usually wood, sometimes plastic or aluminium). This forms what is known as the screen.
To create a print, ink is dragged across the screen with a stiff piece of rubber or squeegee. You will see as the ink is dragged across the screen, it is deposited through the holes in the mesh. The amount of ink deposited on the surface will be determined predominantly by the screen's mesh size. (the mesh size refers to the size of the holes or, more precisely, how many holes per square inch).
A stencil is used to block out areas where the colour is not wanted. This stencil can be as simple as a piece of paper or plastic with a design cut out of it or, if longer print runs are required (paper stencils are generally only suitable for a few prints), block out, or two-part emulsion solutions are used.
Specifications for DERIVAN SCREEN INK
|Size||250ml or 1L|
|Colour||BLACK or PURPLE or LEMON YELLOW or BROWN or FLURO BLUE or FLURO GREEN or BRIGHT ORANGE or BRIGHT RED or BRILLIANT PINK or FLURO MAGENTA or FLURO ORANGE or FLURO RED or FLURO YELLOW or GOLDEN YELLOW or GREEN LIGHT or METALLIC BRONZE or METALLIC COPPER or METALLIC GOLD or METALLIC SILVER or MID RED or MID YELLOW or REDUCER or ROYAL BLUE or SCARLET or TURQUOISE BLUE or WHITE or YELLOW ORANGE|