Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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silk-screen printing

Essentially a stencil process used to duplicate original designs, largely in situations where the run is too short to justify the expense of lithography. A fine mesh material, such as phosphor bronze, steel gauze, bolting silk, etc, is used in the process. The design is cut in a stencil (or the areas not be reproduced are painted out on the screen itself) which is secured to the underside of the screen. Ink, paint, or another material is then forced through the screen onto paper, glass, or another material. (17 , 146 )




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