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Silk Screen Printing Q&As

Q1 What are the plastic sheets suitable for silk screen printing? How do we purchase materials and customize silk screen printing? Screen printing is suitable for most plastic sheets, including lightweight plastic sheets, such as PVC foam sheets and PP corrugated sheets. And various rigid solid plastic sheets, including acrylic, PVC, PET, ABS, PC, PS.You may buy these plastic sheets directly from us. In addition, we also provide custom silk screen printing services. For custom silk screen printing, all we need is the drawing of the printed pattern. Format of the drawing can be pdf, bmp, dxf, dwg, ai, eps. Q2 Is the silk screen printing pattern waterproof? The silk screen pattern is waterproof. As long as you inform us how to use it and its usage environment, we will use suitable plastic sheets and waterproof inks.However, it should be noted that there are two types of printing inks: water-based inks and oil-based inks. The ink used in silk screen printing is oil-based ink. Oil-based inks can be dissolved in oil-based liquids. Therefore, be careful not to use oil to wipe the silk screen printing pattern. Q3 Can silk-screened billboards be used outdoors? If it is a billboard for outdoor use, then what we need to consider is that both the substrate and the ink are UV-resistant and non-fading.Different advertising materials have different UV resistance. Common plastic sheets that can be used outdoors include PVC foam board, PP corrugated sheet, acrylic and ABS sheet. We can also enhance the UV resistance of plastic sheets by adding UV-resistant agents. If you have such needs, please remember to inform the seller of its outdoor use environment and its service life.Silk-screened billboards can be used outdoors. The inks we used for silk screen printing are specially designed for outdoor use. We can guarantee that the silk-screened pattern will not change color when used outdoors for at least two years. Q4 Can silk screen printing be done with translucent? The answer is YES. First of all, the material must be a thin plastic sheet with high transparency. For example, this custom product we show in the image below. The material we use is PET sheet with the thickness of 1mm.When we lay this product flat, all we see is a picture (left image below). But when we give a strong light on its back, the place where the translucent printing is made will be illuminated by the strong light (the letter in the right picture below). This is the translucent of silk screen printing.You may be wondering: how do we ensure that every product has the same translucency?In order to make the translucency of each position on the product consistent, or to make the translucency of each product consistent, we use a light transmittance tester. The light transmittance tester can express the transmittance of the position in percentage, which helps us to improve the processing technology more scientifically. Q5 What does the surface of the silk screen pattern look like? The surface of silk screen printing can be a glossy surface or a frosted surface. Common silk screen printing surface is mostly glossy. If customer is looking for a frosted surface on the printed parts, all we need to do is to add an additional layer of frosted oil to the printed parts. Q6 Can the printed product be covered with protective film? Yes, the printed product can be covered with a protective film. If a customized product needs CNC cutting or hot bending after silk screen printing, then we can coat the printed product with a protective film. This can effectively prevent the product from being soiled or scratched in the subsequent processes. Boardway is a Chinese manufacturer specializing in the manufacture, wholesale and processing of PVC foam board. We have more than 15 years of experience in the manufacture and processing of plastic sheets. If you would like to know more about our products and processing services, please feel free to give us a call at +86 138 2826 6785 or email us at sale@boardwaybuilding.com.

Can Boardway Do Bending on Plastic Boards?

Boardway processing center is set up to meet the customized needs of customers around the world. We have different CNC engraving machines that can be used for the processing of a variety of different building materials, such as pvc foam board, wpc board, quartz stone, porcelain slab, cement board. We can also provide printing services, including silk screen printing and digital UV printing. In addition, we can do bending processing for customers. In some specific usage scenarios, the bent plastic sheet can play a better role, and cooperate with the usage scenario to achieve the purpose of the plastic sheet and meet the needs of users. Therefore, bending is a very unique and important process that can help customers solve special needs in the actual application of plastic sheets. Now Let me introduce the bending projects that Boardway processing center has done. Material: Acrylic, 5mm thickAcrylic storage boxMaterial: PP honeycomb board, 10mm thickMaterial: PVC formwork panel, 18mm thickMaterial: HDPE, 10mm thickOur bending machine can bend up to 7 meters in length on the plastic sheet. Our factory has an absolute advantage in the processing of large bending plastic sheets.If you have a question welcome to consult us. We will be more than happy to help you.

How to do screen printing on a plastic sheet?

SCREEN PRINTING is a printing technique in which ink is transferred to a substrate using a mesh, except in areas where the ink is impenetrable by means of a closed template. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the opening of the mesh with ink. This causes the ink to wet the substrate. One color is printed at a time, so several screens will be needed to make a multicoloured image or design. What do we need to prepare for screen printing? The following items are necessary. 1. Large enough well-ventilated workshop and workbench.2. A screen. 3. A blade or squeegee.4. Printing inks.5. Substrate. LARGE ENOUGH WELL-VENTILATED WORKSHOP AND WORKBENCH.The spacious and well-ventilated workshop can ensure that workers can print more efficiently and accelerate the drying of ink. A SCREENA screen is made of a piece of mesh stretched over a frame. The most commonly used mesh is made of polyester. There are different types of mesh sizes, which are determined by the design. The frame which holds the mesh could be made of diverse materials, such as wood or aluminum.A BLADE OR SQUEEGEEThe blade is used to push the ink through the holes in the mesh. PRINTING INKSAccording to the substrate, design and the use environment and requirements of final product, we will choose the most suitable ink to print.SUBSTRATE          PVC FOAM BOARD                                               PVC RIGID SHEET                                                ACRYLIC/PMMA         PP CORRUGATED SHEET                                PP HONEYCOMB BOARD                                    THIN PP SHEET These are all plastic sheets that our company can produce and offer, All of them can be screen printed. Please feel free to contact us for details if you have such printing requirement.  If you would like to send us an inquiry for screen printing, please tell us the following information.1. What materials do you want to use?2. Is the finished product used outdoors or indoors? How long is it used?3. Design or printing drawing.4. Quantity to be printed.With the above information, we can offer you a price.  Here are some of the screen printing products we made.

I need non-standard size board or custom shapes. Can you help with cutting?

Of course, welcome to provide drawings with detailed requirements for processing. (Normally CAD files are needed.)Boardway, as a professional manufacturer with more than 10 years experiences in the industry, not only has the capacity of producing plastic sheet materials, but also has the processing capacity of die-cut,CNC-engraving, drilling, nailing, etc., so that to meet various demands of customers around the world.The cutting machines we have and cutting methods we do:Cutting machine from the control mode to distinguish, divided into CNC machine and manual cutting machine.CNC cutting machine is the use of digital programs to drive the movement of the machine tool. When the machine tool moves, the assembled cutting device cutsthe object. This electromechanical integration of the cutting machine is known as CNC machine.CNC cutting machine is mainly used for the special-shaped cutting of plain plateand pattern engraving on the surface. By changing different cutting device,cutting out rounded corners, right angles, fine edge, round edge and all kinds of engraved patterns, and also drilling, grooving. Compared with the traditional manual cutting, CNC cutting is more flexible and more accurate.V-cutting PP honeycomb boardEngraving PVC foam boardCutting and slotting compact panelGrooving PVC foam board on edgeThe manual cutting machine,as the name implies, is manually operated by the worker to cut the sheet asrequired. It has higher technical requirements for workers to operate cutting machines themselves.The manual cutting machine we have the following two kinds, milling machine and saw table.Milling machine(also called trimming machine)When the processing amount is small, it is used to repair the beveled edge, rounded corner, etc.Milling machineSawing tableWhen the processing amount is small, it is used to cut out regular shapes such as rectangular, triangle,etc.Cutting PVC rigid sheet by a saw tableCutting PVC foam board by a saw tableDrillingHoles at vertical and horizontal direction of the PVC foam sheetHoles at vertical direction of the PVC foam sheetHoles at horizontal direction of the PVC foam sheetNail gunAssembling the PVC foam board with a nail gunNailingPVC foam board assembled into storage cabinetsDisplay of processed productsEngraved lettersSignageStorage boxOutdoor sign