All Things Know About Printing Service Types in Singapore

By: James Clark

Printing is in general referred to as a process that involves reproducing text and images, with ink or any suitable dye on paper or any other surface using a specialized machine. It is often carried out as a large-scale commercial process, and is an essential part of publishing and transaction printing. There are different types of technologies today in the printing industry depending on the demand and utility.


Screen-printing creates prints by using a fabric stencil technique; ink is simply pushed through the stencil against the surface of the paper, most often with the aid of a squeegee. Generally, the technique uses a natural or synthetic 'mesh' fabric stretched tightly across a rectangular 'frame,' much like a stretched canvas. The fabric may be silk, nylon monofilament, multifilament polyester. While commercial screen-printing often requires high-tech, mechanical apparatuses and calibrated materials, a small scale screen printing with low cost equipment and comparatively low technology can be made use of to deliver high quality results. The essential tools required are a squeegee, a mesh fabric, a frame, and a stencil. Unlike many other printmaking processes, a printing press is not required, as screen-printing is basically stenciling. This method is used to print on bottles, on slabs of granite, directly onto walls, and to reproduce images on textiles which would distort under pressure from printing presses.


Monotyping is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The surface or matrix is basically a copper etching plate. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together, usually using a printing-press. Monotypes can also be created by inking an entire surface and then, using brushes or rags, removing ink to create a subtractive image, for example creating lights from a field of opaque color. The inks used may be oil based or water based. With oil based inks, the paper may be dry, in which case the image has more contrast, or the paper may be damp, in which case the image has a 10 percent greater range of tones. Unlike monoprinting, Monotyping produces a unique print, or monotype, because most of the ink is removed during the initial pressing. Monotypes are the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques, a unique print that is essentially a printed painting. The principal characteristic of this medium is found in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking.


Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that uses a matrix such as a woodblock, litho stone, or copper plate which produces impressions that are unique. The techniques used in monoprinting, including calligraphy, collage, hand-painted additions, and a form of tracing by which thick ink is laid down on a table, paper is placed on the ink, and the back of the paper is drawn on, transferring the ink to the paper. Monoprints can also be made by altering the type, color, and viscosity of the ink used to create different prints. Traditional printmaking techniques, such as lithography, woodcut, and intaglio, can be used to make Monoprints.

Digital prints

Digital prints refers to images printed using a digital printer instead of a traditional printing press. These images can be printed to a variety of media including paper, cloth, or plastic canvas. Accurate color reproduction and the type of ink used are the key techniques to distinguishing high quality from low quality digital prints. Metallic shades are particularly difficult to reproduce accurately because they reflect light back to digital scanners. High quality digital prints typically are reproduced with very high-resolution data files with very high-precision printers.

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