Silk screening involves several steps. First, a design is created and separated into the different component colors. Then each different color separation is transferred to a light sensitive film during the exposure process. This film is used on a silk screen in order to make a print on the desired material.
Due to the processes involved in creating a screen for printing, the set-up costs can be a moderate investment. However, once a screen is created, it can be used over and over again to create prints, thus making silk screening very economical for large quantity production work.