Screen Printed Linen things

Printed designs on linen products are quite normal,as on flax linen tea towels,dish towels,kitchen towels,linen aprons,table cloth,table runners,cushion covers and linen gift bags etc.Designs could be animal printed as deers,cats,owls,horses,or flowers as agapanthus,lavenders or linen flax flower etc, and now more French printed linens are much in fashion,which generally as stripe printed or check weaved.

Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A roller or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink past the threads of the woven mesh in the open areas.

Screen printing first appeared in a recognizable form in China during the Song Dynasty (960–1279 AD). Japan and other Asian countries adopted this method of printing and advanced the craft using it in conjunction with block printing and hand applied paints.

Song Taizu, the founder of the Song dynasty.

Screen printing was largely introduced to Western Europe from Asia sometime in the late 18th century, but did not gain large acceptance or use in Europe until silk mesh was more available for trade from the east and a profitable outlet for the medium discovered.

Screen printing was first patented in England by Samuel Simon in 1907. It was originally used as a popular method to print expensive wall paper, printed on linen, silk, and other fine fabrics. Western screen printers developed reclusive, defensive and exclusionary business policies intended to keep secret their workshops' knowledge and techniques.

We OLLKO always adopts the eco-friendly ink  material,max color qty in one design could be 12 colors.And color fastness is up to 4-5degree,up to EU regulations.

Custom designs in PDF format could be able to transform for screen printing.