What is screen-printing The screen is made of a porous, finely woven polyester fabric that is stretched to a wooden frame. A stencil of the design is created from a non-permeable material and added to the screen. This creates a negative area on the screen, leaving the design area porous. This allows the ink flow through onto the fabric. The screen is placed over the garment, such as a t-shirt, hoodie, apron or bag. The ink is placed on the screen and is spread by using a rubber bladed squeegee. The squeegee forces the ink through the mesh of the screen and onto the chosen surface. Once the screen is lifted, you will see the newly created image beneath it. When printing a multiple colour design, each color is applied using a separate screen, one at a time, combining to achieve the final look. The more colors a design has, means more screens are needed which results in longer setup and cleaning times.