Stencil printing is one of the most ancient types of printing. Initially, printing plates were made of intricately weaved natural silk fibers. That's why stencil printing is often referred to as silkscreen printing. In stencil printing, the image is transferred to the material from the mesh printing plate. Thick, non-bleeding ink is squeezed through the cells of the printing areas using a squeegee. The ink is left to dry, and then the next color is printed.
Due to the large quantity of ink being transferred, silkscreen printing has a number of obvious advantages. For example, the ink layer in this printing method is dense and opaque. Additionally, the image is embossed, which allows various tactile effects to be created.