Discover our screen printing service
Thanks to the collaboration with studio 56Fili, in 2019 Varsi Art&Lab inaugurated its own screen printing laboratory, which now lends itself to offering a complete preliminary consultation and production service that moves from the creation of matrices to proofing and finishing.
We are able to meet the needs of artists, art galleries, designers and companies looking for high-quality handcrafted and customized printing solutions.
Our industry experience and the use of professional machinery enable us to guarantee excellent results and meet a wide variety of requests.
Why choose screen printing?
Serigraphy, or screen printing, is a permeographic printing technique that today uses a polyester fabric on a metal frame called a “screen frame” as a matrix.
The term “serigraphy” comes from the Latin sericum (silk) and the Greek γράφειν (gràphein, to write). The earliest fabrics to be used as a medium for screen printing were made of silk.
Screen printing is suitable for mass or individual reproduction of illustrations, graphics and photographs.
Supports & Features
To date, screen printing can be used on any substrate and is necessary for the creation of intense colour tones or the printing of inks with special properties. Only screen printing can produce the wide range of special effects that are determined by the availability of specific colour ranges, which greatly enhance the printed product.
Another feature that results from the use of the high ink thickness of screen printing is the ability to produce a print with a pronounced, high colour rendering and durability.
Our screen printing workshop
Our workshop is equipped with a pantograph-opening assisted flatbed printing machine.
It allows printing various types of formats up to a maximum of 100 x 140 cm.
The variety of printing formats is also made possible by the availability of screen printing matrices of various sizes with aluminium frames stretched to 120 threads.
We use water-based inks for paper and fabric, consisting of acrylic resins in a water base. Their key feature is that they can be diluted in water, eliminating the need for other solvents.
The photogravure and screen-printing frame development stages take place thanks to a 200 x 160 cm UV bromograph and a 260 x 200 cm development tank.