In screen-printing, screen fabric is stretched over a frame. The grade of the screen fabric and the weight of the fibers are determined by the print resolution and the viscosity of the ink.
The template coating is then applied to the screen fabric either manually or photomechanically. The actual motive to be printed can be anything at all. For example, the template material could be a light-sensitive emulsion. If a printing film on this coated screen is then exposed, the emulsion on the exposed areas hardens and the unexposed areas can be rinsed clean with water.
A rubber squeegee draws ink across the screen, transferring it through the mesh of the fabric onto the desired material wherever the screen is not coated. The screen is then lifted away and the print is ready.