Screen printing is a versatile printing technique that can be used to print on a wide variety of materials, from colors and pastes to adhesives! In screen printing, almost anything is possible, except for water and air! In this blog post, we take a look at the various materials that can be used in industrial screen printing and explore the boundless creativity that this process offers.

Boundless creativity: Diverse materials in industrial Screen Printing!

The fascinating world of Screen Printing!

In this exciting realm of printing technology, material selection plays a crucial role in the outcome. From colors and pastes to adhesives, screen printing offers an impressive range of possibilities. In this article, we delve into the realm of colors, pastes, and adhesives, exploring unconventional materials that have already been utilized in our screen printing machines.

Colors for Screen Printing


The choice of color in screen printing is crucial for the outcome. Various options are available, including water-based, solvent-based, and UV-curable screen printing inks. Each type of ink possesses its own characteristics and benefits, depending on the requirements of the printing project. Even glass inks can be employed in screen printing to achieve fascinating effects.

  • Water-based screen printing inks
  • Solvent-based screen printing inks
  • UV-curing screen printing inks
  • Glass inks

Diverse Pastes for Screen Printing


The selection of paste is another important aspect in the screen printing process. From liquid to almost solid printing pastes, there is a wide range of options. Particularly interesting are conductive screen printing pastes, which can be made with silver, carbon, or tin-antimony bases. These enable the printing of conductive circuits and connections, opening up applications in the electronics industry.

  • From liquid to almost solid printing pastes
  • Conductive screen printing pastes, e.g., based on silver, carbon, or tin-antimony

Adhesives in Screen Printing


In addition to colors and pastes, various adhesives can also be used in screen printing. Industrial adhesives provide strong adhesion for permanent bonds. Flock adhesives allow the printing of velvety surfaces, while laminating adhesives can be used for joining materials together. There are even specialized adhesives tailored for specific applications that can be utilized in the screen printing process.

  • Industrial adhesives
  • Flock adhesives
  • Laminating adhesives
  • Specialized adhesives

Unconventional Materials in Screen Printing


Screen printing not only allows you to print on conventional materials, but also opens up unusual and creative possibilities.

How about printing chocolate or beetroot juice, for example?

Experienced experts for the right material selection and process optimisation in Screen Printing

  • Does the paste conduct correctly?
  • Does the paste or adhesive have the right consistency?
  • How thick should the coating be?
  • How much coating is needed for the particular process?

Whether it's selecting the right materials, adjusting coating thickness or determining the optimal amount of coating, our experts have years of experience and have tested numerous materials on our demo screen printing machines.


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Industrial screen printing offers a wide range of printable materials to realize diverse applications. From colors and pastes to adhesives, this printing technique opens up boundless creative possibilities. From customizing vehicles to producing conductive circuits and designing captivating packaging, screen printing empowers businesses to showcase their products uniquely and distinctively.

With its ability to print on a wide range of materials while producing high-quality results, screen printing offers numerous opportunities for creative design and customisation of products. It's no surprise that this technique continues to grow in importance and challenge our imagination as to what screen printing can do - other than water and air.

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