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Though, the hand screen printing is still a popular printing system in our Textile Industry; there are still some advantages and disadvantages of hand screen printing. Here I will give you the basic and most recommended features of the both screen printing procedures.
Advantages of Hand Screen Printing:
There are several advantages of Hand Screen Printing that we must have to know. These are –
Less Investment Cost: As there is no machine required in hand screen printing and it is possible to print in a shorter space; the total investment in hand screen printing is comparatively lower than other screen printing system.
No Risk: No heavier instrument or machine tools are used in hand screen printing. So, there is no risk.
Multi-color Design Can be Printed: In hand screen printing procedures various colors can be used effectively.
Less Floor Space Is Required: As no heavier and bigger machines and related tools are used, the hand screen printing requires lower space to install.
Suitable For Small Scale Production: If you want to install a screen printing factory for you local business, you can choose the hand screen printing at the initial stage as it requires lower cost or investment.
Disadvantages of Hand Screen Printing:
Besides the advantages of hand screen printing; we have to know about the disadvantages of Hand Screen Printing too. Because it is needed for developing the process or solving any problems occurred during installation.
Slow Production Rate: As no machine is used and all of the process are done by manually; the production rate becomes lower than other printing process.
Small Scale Production: If you want to own a big screen printing factory or if you have some bigger plan in future; the hand screen printing is not for you. Due to some reason this kind of printing process provides you lesser production rate.
Labor Intensive Process: A labor has to work manually and all of the process of the hand screen printing is done by the hands. So it needs more time to produce a product.
Fastness Properties Are Average: As all of the process is done manually, the fastness properties of the printed fabric is not well.
Difficult to maintain even penetration and print paste.
Skilled Man-Power is required.