About Our Company

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

HT Screenprint have been trading from our base in Dalgety Bay since 1993 and during this time we've built up a reputation for high quality printing. Offering competitive prices and quick turnaround times, we pride ourselves on good customer service.

We cater for a wide range of customers with varying print needs, whether a simple one colour print or an eye-catching 6 colour print - printing both simple and detailed designs. We’ve printed an array of bespoke and personalised items, from event t-shirts to safety signs to restaurant blinds and drinks display boxes. Please check out the services tab above for a more detailed breakdown of what we do.

You can see many examples of our work on this website but if you have a particular request then our experienced staff are on hand with helpful advice so please feel free to drop us an email or give us a call.

 

 

THE SCREEN PRINTING PROCESS?


Below you can find out more about our printing process

 A screen is a wooden or aluminium frame with a fine polyester MESH stretched over it. The MESH is coated with a light sensitive emulsion or film, which - when dry - will block the holes in the mesh.

The image that needs to be printed is output to film either by camera or image-setter. This film positive and the mesh on the screen are sandwiched together and exposed to ultra-violet light in a device called a print-down frame. The screen is then washed with a jet of water which washes away all the light sensitive emulsion that has not been hardened by the ultra-violet light. This leaves you with an open stencil which corresponds exactly to the image that was supplied on the film.

Now the screen is fitted on the press and is hinged so it can be raised and lowered. The substrate to be printed is placed in position under the screen and ink is placed on the top side of the screen, (the frame acts also as a wall to contain the ink ). A rubber blade gripped in a wooden or metal handle called a SQUEEGEE (not unlike a giant wind-screen wiper) is pulled across the top of the screen; it pushes the ink through the mesh onto the surface of the substrate you are printing. To repeat the process the squeegee floods the screen again with a return stroke before printing the next impression

Screen printing is more versatile than traditional printing techniques. The surface does not have to be printed under pressure, unlike etching or lithography, and it does not have to be planar. Different inks can be used to work with a variety of materials, such as textiles, ceramics, wood, paper, glass, metal, and plastic. As a result, screen printing is used in many different industries.
HT Screenprint Services have been operating from our base in Dalgety Bay since 1993 and supply to a varied range of customers. We offer a quick and efficient service to a wide variety of customers, and our experienced staff are always on hand with helpful advice to suit any application or budget.