Select Page

Murakami Screen Printing Glossary Ii



I.D.: Refers to the inside dimensions of a screen printing frame.

Image Area: The area on a stencil or screen where the image appears.View image below of image area on the stencil.

Index Color Printing: Reducing the color palette of an image from millions of colors to a set of colors that the press can reproduce, typically from 8-12 colors to best represent the color presentation of the image. The individual colors are then output separately onto film positives and printed in a specific order to create the print image.

Infrared: Specific energy wavelengths which produce heat. IR radiation is typically used to develop the heat in a heating element of a flash cure unit or electrical textile dryer.

Ink: liquid or thick plastic fluids that varies depending on the print application.  Plastisol, water base and discharge are the most common inks used for textile printing.  UV and Solvent inks are the most common for graphic and industrial printing.

Ink Additive: Added to ink to alter or improve its printing properties; a chemical agent or ink additive is used.  Extenders, Reducers, Thickeners, or flow agents are all ink additives.

Ink Jet Positive: Used to create a film positive a special type of clear ink jet media printed with an ink jet printer.  Image is black. View image of ink jet film positive below.

Latest Posts

Murakami Pre-stretched Screens

Murakami Screen uses Smartmesh on all pre stretched and re-stretched screens.  Smartmesh retains excellent working tensions for more jobs at optimum tension.  Get longer life out of your stretch and glue frames with excelle...

Murakami LED Emulsions

The emulsions above can be exposed well on LED exposure units. Excellent resolution and durability. For additional technical information please call: 1.800.562.3534 Expose the Quality ...

Murakami T9

  Murakami T9 – as seen at the ISS Show Long Beach 2018 Murakami T9 can print water base, discharge, plastisol, and high solid acrylic inks without the need for hardening.  Fast Exposing, excellent resolution and dur...