silk screen


Definition of silk screen

: a stencil process in which coloring matter is forced onto the material to be printed through the meshes of a silk or organdy screen so prepared as to have pervious printing areas and impervious nonprinting areas also : a print made by this process

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Other Words from silk screen

silk-screen \ ˈsilk-​ˌskrēn How to pronounce silk screen (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of silk screen in a Sentence

artists who work in silk screen He decorated the office with paintings and silkscreens.
Recent Examples on the Web More than four decades after his death, in 1976, Mao is still an international celebrity; one of Andy Warhol’s silk screens of Mao’s face recently sold for $12.6 million. Julian Gewirtz, Harper's Magazine, 30 Mar. 2020 Rhodes draws her own prints and silk screens them in her studio, then makes them into garments that more often than not waft around the body. Vogue, 25 Sep. 2019 Experiential activations were set up throughout the space, including a crocheted photo booth by the artist Olek and a silk screen T-shirt printing station. Zachary Schwartz, Vogue, 17 Apr. 2019 Position the silk screen on the plate and press down firmly to adhere. Erin Francois, House Beautiful, 3 Feb. 2015 Use adhesive silk screens and acrylic paint for highly detailed lace and botanical designs. Erin Francois, House Beautiful, 3 Feb. 2015 Once the designers are sure, the playfield is fabricated and silk screened with graphics onsite. Peter Rugg, Popular Mechanics, 27 Mar. 2017 From there, a basic stencil — a skyline or the outline of a cartoon character — was applied using a silk screen and then the delicate work of airbrushing and embellishing could begin., 29 June 2018 Hermes scarves are painstakingly silk screened by hand and come in a variety of sizes. Allison Carey,, 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of silk screen

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Silk screen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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silk screen


English Language Learners Definition of silk screen

: a method of printing in which ink or paint is forced through a stretched piece of silk cloth
: a print that is made by silk screen


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