iNDUSTRIAL
Screen Printing

  • Multi-color printing

  • Process color printing

  • Color matching

  • Precision automated screen printing

  • Conventional and ultraviolet inks

  • Large volume and small volume

  • Maximum screenprint size: 48" x 96"

Screen printed water bottles

An Industrial Screen Printing Company You Can Rely On

Serviscreen Corporation has been providing Industrial Screen Printing services for the Grand Rapids area since we first opened our doors in 1960. Our decades of experience, emphasis on quality control, and ability to apply inks across a large variety of products and sizes has enhanced our ability to serve you. We take pride in our work and look forward to showing you why we’re still considered one of top industrial screen printing companies in the state of Michigan.

Screen Printing Materials and Substrates

While most people think of textiles, t-shirts, or garment printing, industrial screen printing has long been an effective decorating method to apply images onto almost every substrate and product application.

  • Steel

  • Aluminum

  • Die-Cast

  • Plastic

  • Glass

  • Wood

  • Painted Surfaces

  • Powder Coated Surfaces

  • Anodized Material

  • Laminated Surfaces

  • PVC

  • Paper Board

  • Styrene

  • Foam-Core

  • Corrugated Plastic

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Common Applications

  • Plastic Containers

  • Metal Enclosure

  • Glass Containers

  • Glass for Clocks

  • Plastic Sheets

  • Piston Coating for Engines

  • Point of Purchase Displays

  • Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Labels

  • Liquor Bottles

  • Drinking Glasses

  • Injection Molded Parts

  • Beer / Wine Bottles

  • Coffee Mugs and Steins

  • Carafes

  • Wine Glasses

Other Services and Features

  • Screen printing on a vast range of substrates

  • Pad printing on irregular shaped products

  • In-house screen making and exposure

  • In-house art support and service

  • Design consulting and project management

  • In-house tooling support and service

  • In-house PMS color mixing

  • Custom handling and packaging

  • ISO 9001:2015 certified

  • Over 60 years experience

  • Permanent, durable inks

  • Close-tolerance, multi-color

  • Metallic and special inks

  • Frost printing

  • 100 - 100,000 per run

The Benefits of Industrial Screen Printing

Electrical control panels with professional 2-color screen printing.
  • Variable screen mesh counts can control the thickness of ink deposits, which can add to the durability in a conventional air- or bake-cured application.

  • Many types of plastic sheets can be printed with UV curable inks allowing them to be stacked quickly after printing.

  • Screen printing can hold tight registration over larger parts.

  • Durability even in harsh environments.

  • Screen presses are quick to set up and require minimal tooling, making it faster and more cost-effective to get a project into production and/or switch from one project to another.

Through the use of various screen mesh counts, ink types, curing methods, end-use of the product, and duration in the marketplace, industrial screen printing can have a wide range of applications and benefits. 

The downside of screen printing is it usually isn’t ideal for convex or concave parts, which is where pad printing usually comes into play. There are, however, some exceptions when it comes to screen printing on curved surfaces. With a little ingenuity and out-of-the-box thinking, it may still be the best method.

 

Why is the Mesh Count Important?

Screen mesh numbers (405, 305, 156, 110, etc.) indicate the thread count per inch of mesh. The lower the number, the courser the mesh, allowing a larger volume of ink to pass through the screen. Essentially, the mesh density helps control the ink deposit and crispness of the image.


The mesh number is chosen based on the substrate being used. For example, in textile printing, a greater deposit of ink is necessary due to the absorption into the fabric. Whereas with UV curable inks, precise control of the ink deposit is crucial, as it allows the ultraviolet light to penetrate through the ink to the substrate for proper adhesion. This is in contrast to pad printing’s use of single, consistent deposits, which means multiple cycles/passes would be required to increase the ink deposit.

A stainless steel TV bezel with industrial screen printed graphics.