Glossary of Terms Used When Screen Printing

Attack Angle Angle between squeegee and substrate surface

Downstop Mechanical limit to downward travel of squeegee

Durometer Hardness of squeegee

Emulsion Defines print pattern and acts as a gasket between screen and substrate

Flood Spreads ink over pattern area in preparation for the next print stroke

Mesh Count Number of wires per inch in the screen mesh

Screen Release Peel Peeling away of screen from printed pattern

Snap Off Distance Distance between screen mesh and substrate prior to print stroke

Squeegee Moves the ink composition across and through the screen mesh

Squeegee Travel Length of print stroke

Wire Bias Angle between wire mesh and screen frame

Wire Diameter Diameter of the wire mesh and screen frame