silkscreen

silkscreen

[silk-skreen]
noun
1.
Also called silkscreen process. a printmaking technique in which a mesh cloth is stretched over a heavy wooden frame and the design, painted on the screen by tusche or affixed by stencil, is printed by having a squeegee force color through the pores of the material in areas not blocked out by a glue sizing.
2.
a print made by this technique.
verb (used with object)
3.
to print by silkscreen.
adjective
4.
of, made by, or printed with silkscreen.

Origin:
1940–45; silk + screen

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silkscreen

noun
1. a print made using a stencil process in which an image or design is superimposed on a very fine mesh screen and printing ink is squeegeed onto the printing surface through the area of the screen that is not covered by the stencil 

verb
1. print by silkscreen 
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