silkscreen [silk-skreen] Word Origin noun

  1. Also called silkscreen process. a printmaking technique in which a mesh cloth is stretched over a heavy wooden frame and the design, painted on the screen by tusche or affixed by stencil, is printed by having a squeegee force color through the pores of the material in areas not blocked out by a glue sizing.
  2. a print made by this technique.

verb (used with object)

  1. to print by silkscreen.


  1. of, made by, or printed with silkscreen.

Origin of silkscreen First recorded in 1940–45; silk + screen

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