The screen is made by stretching canvas or other meshes over a frame. A design is drawn onto the screen. The areas not to be printed are sealed. Ink is pushed through the screen onto a sheet of paper or other material behind using a squeegee.
The advantage of this type of printing is that it is cheap, you can print big, and it is possible to create shiny, transparent and opaque colours on a number of different materials. It was a method of printing originally used by advertising, but it was soon adopted by the pop artists of the 1960s, such as Andy Warhol.
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