The origin of screen printing
Screen printing originated in China and has a history of more than two thousand years. As early as the Qin and Han dynasties in ancient China, the method of printing with valerian has appeared. By the Eastern Han dynasty, the batik method had become popular, and the level of printed products had also improved. In the Sui Dynasty, people began to use silk-screened frames for printing, and the valerian printing process was developed into silk-screen printing. According to historical records, the exquisite clothing worn in the court of the Tang Dynasty was printed in this way. In the Song Dynasty, screen printing developed again and improved the original oil-based paint, and began to add starch-based gum powder to the dye to make it into a slurry for screen printing, making the color of screen printing products more gorgeous.
Screen printing is a great invention in China. The US “Screen Printing” magazine commented on China’s screen printing technology: “There is evidence that the Chinese used horsehair and templates two thousand years ago. The clothing of the early Ming Dynasty proved their competitive spirit and processing technology. “The invention of screen printing promoted the development of material civilization in the world. Today, two thousand years later, screen printing technology has been continuously developed and perfected and has now become an indispensable part of human life.