This year I have been learning and practicing screen printing which is the art of transferring a stenciled design onto a surface using a mesh screen, ink, and a squeegee (a rubber blade). Halftone printing is a screen printing method that emphasizes the use of tiny dots to create shading.
This technique allows you to print pictures and only use one single color to do so. The process involves only one color of ink being used and this color gets half-toned, which results in the appearance of a different shade when looking from further away. One benefit of halftone screen printing is that its pretty inexpensive, only using one color can save you a couple of dollars when printing large orders. When you are using the halftone screen printing method for t-shirts, a high mesh count screen is required. It is different from grayscale printing because the halftone printing involves using one color to create various shades and portray the desired image as a result. Grayscale printing, on the other hand, is the specific use of gray shades from black and white. I loved working with this technique and recommend anyone who wants to get into screen printing to try it out!