A Screen printing
(traditionally called silkscreen printing) is a printing technique where a piece of mesh
stretched over a frame is used to transfer ink onto an item, except in areas made
impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee moves ink across the
stenciled screen, with slight pressure, in order to transfer the design onto the item.
One color is printed at a time, so several screens must be used to produce a
multi-colored image or design. Once the ink is transferred to the item, the item is run
through a large dryer that cures the ink to the fabric. Gray’s Cappie Sportswear employs
both a manual screen printing machine as well as an automatic machine.