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Traditional screen printing on silk fabric

Flawless in-house silk screen printing from the UK's leading silk printers.

Silk screen printing at Biddle Sawyer Silks

Screen printing on silk fabric is part of our heritage here at Biddle Sawyer Silks. We have been offering screen and rotary printing as one of our core services for over 50 years and we produce approximately 60,000 metres of silk every year. 

We own a printing mill in Macclesfield which is equipped with 6 dedicated printing tables, so we know exactly what we’re doing when it comes to what our customers expect.

What is screen printing?

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Screen printing is a more traditional method of producing printed silks, compared to digital printing. There is much more involved in the process behind silk screen printing fabric, which requires a high level of skill and expertise to be executed correctly. 

Taking the inkjet printer out of the equation, screen printing essentially requires everything to be set up by hand in order to create the screen (stencils) ready for print.

While it’s a much slower and more meticulous way of printing, screen printing on silk is a process that produces the most elegant of results. The vibrant colour output of screen printing makes it the perfect technique for those looking to print bright, bold designs on to darker coloured fabrics.

How we screen print on silk fabric

Due to the high precision production of screen printing, we can only offer traditional screen and rotary printing to clients who can commit to slightly larger order quantities (minimum order 200m/colour).

1. Design

We can transform any design work submitted into beautifully patterned printed silk using screen printing, on a fabric of your choice.

2. Set-up

Designs are etched on high precision mesh (maximum repeat size 150cm) or rotary drums (maximum repeat size 64cm).

3. Print

Designs are then printed using traditional techniques, with our very own in-house produced colours and dyes.
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Choosing your silk screen printing fabric

Whilst one of the UK’s leading silk printers, Biddle Sawyer Silks are also one of the largest wholesale silk suppliers in the country. We offer an unrivalled selection of the finest quality, British made silks in an extensive range of colours.

We’re uniquely positioned to hold a large stock of silks in our warehouse, so no matter what silk fabric you require for screen printing, we can get hold of it. Whether you’re looking to screen print on silk habotai, silk crepe de chine or silk satin, you’re in the right place.

Our screen printing services

What sets us apart from other silk printers and merchants is our passion for what we do. We have a dedicated and professional team who will work with you every step of the way to ensure a flawless process. 

If your design is a placement print, a scarf or a simple all-over print we will work with you to achieve the result you are looking for.

Nationwide Delivery

As one of the leading Manchester and London silk printers, we offer our services nationwide and can deliver to any UK address.

Technical Support

Our expert technical team are always on hand to answer any questions, talk you through the process and deal with any issues should they arise.

Immediate Service

We will deliver your strike offs within 2 weeks and bulk 2 weeks after that.

Colour match

As we produce mostly our own colours and dyes in-house, we guarantee that we can match your plain dye fabric to the print colours.

Get in touch

To find out more about what we can do for you, or to request one of our binders, get in touch with us using the contact form and our team will be happy to assist.

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