Screen printing is one of the oldest and most dependable forms of part decoration and nomenclature marking. A film negative is used to create a precise opening in a very fine mesh screen, and ink is then forced through this screen and onto the part to create a sharp, clean print.
Screen printing has been a core competency for Strategic since its inception. Our portfolio spans both cosmetic and technical screen print applications for marketing, military, medical, and consumer electronics clients.
With both automatic and manual screen tables in large and small formats, we can screen nearly anything from a small injection-molded part to a 4’ x 8’ sheet of sign material.
A wide selection of ink formulations allow for an equally broad array of uses. Cosmetic application of logos, text, and markings is the most common use for screen printing, and Strategic can source economical stock inks or custom mixed formulas in a full spectrum of brilliant colors. Screen inks are often specified using the Pantone® system.
In addition to cosmetic applications, screen print inks can be conductive and are used to create printed circuitry for touch panels. They can be chemically resistant and applied to create etch-stencils for circuit boards. An equally vast array of substrates can be printed. Plastics, wood, metal, and glass all print very well. We can help you specify the best ink for your application.
As an additional competency, Strategic has developed a process for durably printing silicone. Silicone is one of the toughest substrates to print upon, as the very same attributes that make silicone a fantastic material for molding buttons and other functional components render it difficult to print. Our system yields a durable million-touch rated print that is ideal for keypads and other technical uses.