WHAT IS PAPER SCREEN PRINTING?

Initially used by western civilisations to print expensive wallpaper it was adopted as a fine art technique by artists such as Andy Warhol in the 1960’s. Paper printing utilises the same method of screen preparation as t-shirt printing however layers are applied in colour batches rather than garment by garment. Contrary to the title of this page the process isn’t limited to just paper, we can in fact screen print onto most flat surfaces including wood, glass, board, perspex – the list goes on.

MOST COMMON PAPER STOCK

Our main paper supplier stocks over 30 brands and within that hundreds of variations of printmaking papers alone. Over the years we’ve tried and tested many types of stock and have found that those listed below lend themselves particularly well to paper screen printing.

SOUTH BANK SMOOTH

SOUTH BANK SMOOTH

Slightly off white in colour and acid free South Bank is our go to but also most economical paper choice. It's available in 2 weights, 250gsm and 310gsm and 2 sizes, 56cm x 76cm and 70cm x 100cm.

PLIKE

PLIKE

A smooth stock available in 3 weights (140gsm, 240gsm and 330gsm) and 17 colours. It's available in B1 sized sheets and made from 100% Virgin EFC Fibre meaning no harmful chemicals were used in its production.

SOMERSET VELVET

SOMERSET VELVET

The connoisseurs choice this textured stock is acid free and 100% cotton. It's available in 250gsm and 300gsm and 2 sheet sizes, 56cm x 76cm and 76cm x 112cm. Each sheet is watermarked with 2 torn and 2 deckle edges.

COLORPLAN

COLORPLAN

The most comprehensive collection of coloured paper this range is available in 8 weights and 50 colours. It's manufactured using pulp from sustainable forests meaning that it's FSC approved and the white variations are also acid free.

POPULAR SCREEN PRINTED PAPER PRODUCTS

Our paper screen printing services aren’t limited to the products listed below however they are an indication of the most popular requests we receive.

ART PRINTS

ART PRINTS

We provide a gallery standard screen printing and editioning service and publish prints through www.3rdrailpresents.co.uk.

STICKERS

STICKERS

We can screen print paper or hard wearing vinyls sticker sheets in a variety of dimensions.

INVITES

INVITES

A cut above digitally printed invites we'll also get them trimmed for you and help supply the envelopes.

BUSINESS CARDS

BUSINESS CARDS

We'll help you set your business apart with premium hand screen printed business cards.

BOXES

BOXES

We can print on ready made boxes and have also designed our own bespoke clam shell box which is fully customisable.

SPECIALITY/CUSTOM

SPECIALITY/CUSTOM

Chalk boards, coasters, wooden panels and everything else. We love a challenge, if you have a project in mind get in touch.