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Screen printing - 4FMT1110

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 6.0
    • Tutorials : -
    • Laboratory works : 3.0
    • Projects : -
    • Internship : -
    • Written tests : -
    ECTS : 13.0
  • Officials : Nadege REVERDY


Learning outcomes :

  • To state the basics of the screen printing process
  • To recognize a silkscreen printing
  • To understand defects that occur during printing
  • To propose solutions to printing defects
  • To present a scientific publication (optional)


Introduction - background

1. Screen-printing process
1.1. Principle
1.2. Main constituents: textile, frame, screen, squeegee, inks
1.3. Influence of the components on the print quality

2. Ink transfer
2.1. Inks properties
2.2. Ink transfer

3. Screen-printing presses
Different families of presses

4. Applications
4.1. Classical applications
4.2. Developments - Printed electronics


  • Knowledge of all kinds of printing processes in order to compare with screen printing possibilities
  • Technical English
  • Electronic basis

Accessibility for people with disabilities : please contact us for further information


  • Synthetise the lecture in one sheet : 1 A4 recto/verso with the essential elements extracted from the lecture.
  • One report of the practicle work performed on the screen printing press.

1 note de DS et 1 note de TP
1 note DS. Une évaluation commune au trois cours : Flexographie, offset, procédés numériques.
DS remplacé par un devoir à la maison en cas de situation dégradée


The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Pagora Engineer - Student - Semester 7
  • Curriculum - Pagora Engineer - Apprentice - Semester 7
  • Curriculum - - Semester 7
see the course schedule for 2021-2022

Additional Information

Course ID : 4FMT1110
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.

Environmental security

Pendant la séance de travaux pratiques:

  • port de la blouse
  • port de lunettes de sécurité et de gants lors de la manipulation de l'encre
  • port de chaussures fermées


Livres, articles issus de revues scientifiques et de congrès :

  • APPLETON, W., “Screen Printing, A literature review”, PIRA Reviews of PRINTING, 1994.
  • BIEGELEISEN, J.I., “The Complete Book of SILK SCREEN PRINTING PRODUCTION”, Dover Publications, INC., New York, 1963.
  • FAINE, B., “Le Guide Complet de la Sérigraphie”, Dessain et Tolra, 1990.
  • KIPPHAN, H., Handbook of Print Media, 1998, ISBN 3-540-67326-1.
  • MACDOUGALL, A., “Screen Printing Today, The basics”, Expanded 2nd Edition, Media Group International, 2008.
  • MAEDER, T., “Introduction aux pâtes/encres de sérigraphie en technologie des couches épaisses”, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2008.
  • RIEMER, Dietrich E., “Analytical Engineering Model of the Screen Printing Process: Part I”, Solid State Technology, August 1988.
  • STEPHENS, J., “Screen Printing in a Digital Age”, Pira International, 2000.
  • STEPHENS, J., “Screen Printing Process”, Second Edition, BLUEPRINT, 1996.

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Date of update July 24, 2020

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