What you can print on

Screen-printing is great for posters, and it remains the standard way of printing T-shirts and other garments (newer techniques such as direct-to-garment or heat-transfer printing can’t yet match the quality). But it doesn’t end there.

“I used to say you can screen-print anything flat, but I’ve seen them print skateboards next door. Even the butter on some packaged sandwiches is screen-printed,” says Gerv Havill. “We’ve printed onto all sorts over the years: wood, steel, aluminium, plastics, textiles, glass, and rubber.”

“It can be virtually anything you like, as long as the pigment will adhere to the surface,” agrees Ric Blackshaw.