silkscreen [silk-skreen] Word Origin noun
- 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 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.
- a print made by this technique.
verb (used with object)
- to print by silkscreen.
- of, made by, or printed with silkscreen.
Origin of silkscreen First recorded in 1940–45;+