How Much Do You Know About Screen Printing? Trivia Questions Quiz

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How Much Do You Know About Screen Printing? Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 
    To accomplish stencil washout, on an unexposed screen coated with dual-cure emulsion, you should:
    • A. 

      Wait ten minutes after exposure before beginning the washout procedure.

    • B. 

      Washout, with water spray, only from the contact side of the screen

    • C. 

      Washout using a spray nozzle, with medium water pressure force.

    • D. 

      Use high pressure spray unit to remove unexposed emulsion.

  • 2. 
    When creating a stencil on a screen, which sequence is best for direct emulsion processing?
    • A. 

      Degreasing, drying, coating, drying, exposure, washout, drying

    • B. 

      Coating, drying, exposure, drying, washout, drying, degreasing.

    • C. 

      Exposure, drying, washout, drying, degreasing, coating, drying

    • D. 

      Washout, drying, degreasing, coating, drying, exposure.

  • 3. 
    When printing with specialty ink that contains glitter, which monofilament polyester mesh count would be most appropriate?
    • A. 

      260 to 305

    • B. 

      156 to 195

    • C. 

      60 to 110

    • D. 

      30 to 40

  • 4. 
    When printing with no flash (spot) curing, which is the best range of mesh count for printing a solid under base on a dark fabric?
    • A. 

      86 to 125

    • B. 

      125 to 160

    • C. 

      160 to 180

    • D. 

      140 to 200

  • 5. 
    What do many screen printing companies use as their standard screen fabric tension?
    • A. 

      40 Newtons

    • B. 

      33 Newtons

    • C. 

      25 Newtons

    • D. 

      15 Newtons

  • 6. 
    The best definition of the term trapping in screen printing is:
    • A. 

      The item or surface being printed

    • B. 

      More than one color of ink on the same screen that gives a gradation from one color to another

    • C. 

      The outline around other areas of artwork that allows for slight registration variations.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    When printing a design that includes three types of ink including suede and glitter specialty inks, it is best to print which ink last?
    • A. 

      Dark colored plastisol.

    • B. 

      Glitter plastisol.

    • C. 

      Suede plastisol.

    • D. 

      Light colored plastisol

  • 8. 
    For reasons related to safety and employee of a screen printing company should study the companies MSDS file, what do the letters MSDS mean?
    • A. 

      Manufacture’s Safety Department Standards

    • B. 

      Material Safety Data Sheets

    • C. 

      Manufacturing Safety Design Specifications

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    What is the minimum number of registration marks on a film positive to get good image registration?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 10. 
    Why does the film positive need to be tight against the screen?
    • A. 

      To keep the screen from moving.

    • B. 

      To allow the ink to melt into the screen.

    • C. 

      To provide the sharpest possible image.

    • D. 

      To maintain proper registration

  • 11. 
    What could occur if the screen is stored in a dusty place after degreasing?
    • A. 

      The emulsion will not harden

    • B. 

      Dust will make the screen light sensitive

    • C. 

      The screen will attract grease

    • D. 

      Particles of dust on the screen can cause "pin holes."

  • 12. 
    What could cause an uneven application of emulsion on the screen?
    • A. 

      Nicks or bends in the emulsion scoop coater.

    • B. 

      Leaving the lights on while applying the emulsion.

    • C. 

      “Pin holes” in the liquid emulsion.

    • D. 

      A screen that is stretched too tightly.

  • 13. 
    What would happen to the emulsion if you left the lid off for a long period of time?
    • A. 

      The emulsion will not stick to the screen.

    • B. 

      The emulsion will absorb moisture.

    • C. 

      The emulsion will become less light sensitive.

    • D. 

      The emulsion will harden.

  • 14. 
    What care should you take when blotting a screen?
    • A. 

      Use degreaser to remove the scum.

    • B. 

      Dry the screen thoroughly before blotting.

    • C. 

      Be sure to get all of the emulsion off of the frame.

    • D. 

      Press the towel onto the screen, but do not wipe it.

  • 15. 
    What is the “contact” side of the screen?
    • A. 

      The part of the screen on the inside of the frame.

    • B. 

      The side that comes in contact with the squeegee.

    • C. 

      The side that comes in contact with the exposure unit cover.

    • D. 

      The side that comes in contact with the t-shirt.

  • 16. 
    Why should the lights be turned down when mixing the emulsion?
    • A. 

      The emulsion is sensitive to light.

    • B. 

      To avoid unnecessary magnetic fields.

    • C. 

      To keep the lights from over heating.

    • D. 

      The hum of the lights can de-sensitize the emulsion.

  • 17. 
    What is “registration” of the film positives?
    • A. 

      Lining up the images on the screen for exposure.

    • B. 

      The “mirror image” of the print.

    • C. 

      Sensitizing the image to light.

    • D. 

      Obtaining a license to use the image.

  • 18. 
    When screen printing, you notice that the ink is not going through part of the clear area on the screen.  What could cause this?
    • A. 

      The ink is too thin.

    • B. 

      Image was not registered correctly.

    • C. 

      Too much iron oxide in the emulsion.

    • D. 

      Emulsion “scum” not completely washed out of the screen.

  • 19. 
    How does the exposure unit create an image on the screen?
    • A. 

      The light sets up a magnetic field that develops the image.

    • B. 

      The ultraviolet light hardens the emulsion on the screen.

    • C. 

      The heat melts the ink form the film positive onto the screen.

    • D. 

      A laser etches the image onto the screen.

  • 20. 
    When you examine a finished screen, you notice a number of tiny holes in the emulsion.  What could cause this problem?
    • A. 

      Dust on the screen.

    • B. 

      Air bubbles in the emulsion.

    • C. 

      Specks of ink on the film positive.

    • D. 

      Any of the above.

  • 21. 
    What does washing out do to the screen?
    • A. 

      Hardens the emulsion to “cure” it.

    • B. 

      Seals up any “pin holes”.

    • C. 

      Removes any emulsion from the screen frame.

    • D. 

      Removes the emulsion that was not exposed to ultraviolet light.

  • 22. 
    What property of the emulsion makes it useful for screen printing?
    • A. 

      Attracts positrons.

    • B. 

      Blocks ultraviolet light.

    • C. 

      Dissolves in oil.

    • D. 

      Photosensitivity.

  • 23. 
    What problems could occur if a screen is not rinsed properly after degreasing?
    • A. 

      The film positive will not be in proper register.

    • B. 

      Particles of degreaser will cause “pin holes”.

    • C. 

      The emulsion may not stick to the screen.

    • D. 

      The screen will need longer exposure time.

  • 24. 
    Which side of the screen should be coated first?
    • A. 

      The “squeegee” side.

    • B. 

      The inside.

    • C. 

      The “contact” side.

    • D. 

      It makes no difference.

  • 25. 
    What is the main purpose of a wooden screen frame used in screen printing?
    • A. 

      To stretch the screen mesh to proper tension.

    • B. 

      To hold the squeegee.

    • C. 

      To hold the screen mesh, tension does not matter.

    • D. 

      To act as a holder for the screen fabric and image carrier for the printing process.

  • 26. 
    There are many different variations of screen printing presses, but there are three things that are constant from one screen printing press to the next.  Which of the following is NOT one of these constants?
    • A. 

      Something to hold a screen in position.

    • B. 

      Something to raise and lower the screen.

    • C. 

      Something to support the substrate.

    • D. 

      Something to flood the screen

  • 27. 
    Which squeegee shape will lay down the thickest layer of ink?
    • A. 

      Square

    • B. 

      Round.

    • C. 

      Square edged, rounded corners.

    • D. 

      Double beveled.

  • 28. 
    How is the flexibility or hardness of a squeegee measured?
    • A. 

      Newtons.

    • B. 

      Durometers.

    • C. 

      Microns

    • D. 

      Densitometer

  • 29. 
    Which squeegee shape is probably the most commonly used because it can be used on a variety of substrates?
    • A. 

      Square

    • B. 

      Double Bevel.

    • C. 

      Square Edged, Rounded Corners.

    • D. 

      Round

  • 30. 
    When ink continues to dry in the image area, the problem may be _______________________.
    • A. 

      Insufficient contact.

    • B. 

      Ink is too thin.

    • C. 

      Insufficient pressure

    • D. 

      No flood stroke.

  • 31. 
    Which type of screen fabric is very stable and widely used today?
    • A. 

      Nylon

    • B. 

      Silk

    • C. 

      Stainless Steel Wire.

    • D. 

      Polyester.

  • 32. 
    What is the MOST important variable to be considered when screen printing?
    • A. 

      Stencil selection.

    • B. 

      Squeegee angle.

    • C. 

      Mesh selection.

    • D. 

      All of the above are important.

  • 33. 
    What type of screen mesh, because of its elasticity, is good for printing on irregular objects like bottles or glasses?
    • A. 

      Polyester

    • B. 

      Silk

    • C. 

      Stainless Steel.

    • D. 

      Nylon.

  • 34. 
    When printing fine detail, the fabric mesh should be a ______________________________.
    • A. 

      High numbered mesh.

    • B. 

      Silk fabric.

    • C. 

      Low numbered mesh.

    • D. 

      Polyester fabric.

  • 35. 
    What is the measure of the fineness or coarseness of the mesh?
    • A. 

      Mesh Count

    • B. 

      DPI

    • C. 

      LPI

    • D. 

      Screen Count

  • 36. 
    Which of the following is the function of the screen printing stencil?
    • A. 

      Keep ink from flowing through the screen mesh.

    • B. 

      To hold screen tension.

    • C. 

      To hold an image.

    • D. 

      To increase screen snap-off.

  • 37. 
    ___________________________is a gum, resin, or other substance in the ink that when dry anchors the pigment particles to the printed surface.  
    • A. 

      Epoxy

    • B. 

      Blocking

    • C. 

      Vehicle

    • D. 

      Binder

  • 38. 
    How does the screen printer register the screens?
    • A. 

      Contact the National Trademark & Design Registry.

    • B. 

      Get the design as close as possible, and then clamp the screens.

    • C. 

      Print a shirt, and then shift the screen in the frame.

    • D. 

      Use the micro adjustments to line up the registration marks.

  • 39. 
    What type of ink is generally used to screen print on t-shirts?
    • A. 

      Enamel ink.

    • B. 

      Plastisol ink.

    • C. 

      Water based ink.

    • D. 

      Lacquer ink.

  • 40. 
    How do you select the proper inks to use when screen printing on different materials?  
    • A. 

      It does not matter which types of ink you use.

    • B. 

      It depends on climate conditions.

    • C. 

      By running tests.

    • D. 

      It depends on the kind of squeegee to be used.

  • 41. 
    If plastisol ink is too thick, which of the following should you do?
    • A. 

      Discard the ink.

    • B. 

      Stir the ink to thin it.

    • C. 

      Add degreaser to the mix.

    • D. 

      Heat the ink to 200 degrees for three minutes.

  • 42. 
    What is the purpose of setting the position of the shirt board on the print arm?
    • A. 

      Use less ink.

    • B. 

      Balance the press.

    • C. 

      Better ink saturation in the t-shirt.

    • D. 

      To print the design in the correct location on each t-shirt.

  • 43. 
    As screen tension is increased to an optimum printing level the mesh count will __________________.
    • A. 

      Decreases

    • B. 

      Not change

    • C. 

      Increase

    • D. 

      Change in only one direction

  • 44. 
    What is the purpose of registration marks on a screen?
    • A. 

      Help the printer determine the sequence of colors to print.

    • B. 

      Regulate the thickness of the ink on the t-shirt.

    • C. 

      Provide reference points for lining up the screens.

    • D. 

      Register a design so it cannot be copied.

  • 45. 
    Screen (mesh) marks left by the screen fabric on the printed image can be caused by _______________.
    • A. 

      Excess flow of plastisol through the screen mesh.

    • B. 

      Insufficient snap-off.

    • C. 

      Excess tension on the screen mesh.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 46. 
    To what does “off contact printing” refer?
    • A. 

      Distance between the stencil and substrate.

    • B. 

      Area between the edge of the design and the screen frame.

    • C. 

      Distance between the shirt board and the press.

    • D. 

      Maximum height of the screen frame when lifted from the t-shirt.

  • 47. 
    The “print – flash – print” technique is used to __________________________________.
    • A. 

      Make the colors last longer.

    • B. 

      Give brighter color when printing on a dark fabric.

    • C. 

      Remove ink from a t-shirt so it can be re-printed.

    • D. 

      Mix ink colors.

  • 48. 
    What is the purpose of “curing” ink?
    • A. 

      Harden the ink and bond it to the fabric.

    • B. 

      Make it easier to clean up the screen.

    • C. 

      Create brighter color.

    • D. 

      Blend the colors.

  • 49. 
    What precautions should be used when removing stencils from screens?
    • A. 

      Turn down the lights.

    • B. 

      Use only low pressure water spray.

    • C. 

      Do not use chemicals of any kind on the screen.

    • D. 

      Wear rubber gloves and goggles.

  • 50. 
    How do screen printers keep ink from printing around the edges of the screen?
    • A. 

      Use latex paint to cover the edges.

    • B. 

      Keep the edge of the screen off the t-shirt.

    • C. 

      Apply tape around the edges to block the ink.

    • D. 

      Print with a smaller squeegee that does not reach the edge.

  • 51. 
    When registering the design, the screen should be _____________________________.
    • A. 

      Pressing down hard on the shirt board.

    • B. 

      Just touching the shirt board, on contact.

    • C. 

      At a 12 degree angle to the shirt board on contact.

    • D. 

      1/16” above the shirt board.

  • 52. 
    Customers are complaining that colors fade when the t-shirts are washed.  What should you do?
    • A. 

      Recommend that the t-shirt be washed only in cold water.

    • B. 

      Use a higher curing temperature.

    • C. 

      Use thinner ink.

    • D. 

      Have the t-shirts returned so you can re-print them.

  • 53. 
    Which of the following is the most common cause of pinholes?
    • A. 

      Dust on the glass top of the exposure unit.

    • B. 

      Reusing tape for blocking the edges of the screen.

    • C. 

      Dust on the computer monitor when creating the design.

    • D. 

      Using pins to register the screen to the film positive.

  • 54. 
    Why must the screen be level to the shirt board?
    • A. 

      Allow the ink to cure properly.

    • B. 

      Obtain the proper color balance.

    • C. 

      Print the design straight on the t-shirt.

    • D. 

      Print a consistent layer of ink on the t-shirt.

  • 55. 
    How should films be produced for the screen printing process?
    • A. 

      As one piece positives for each color of ink.

    • B. 

      As one piece negatives for each color of ink.

    • C. 

      As composite film.

    • D. 

      As right reading, emulsion down.

  • 56. 
    __________________ is an astigmatic pattern seen when one or more halftone screens are superimposed at an acute angle. 
    • A. 

      Moiré

    • B. 

      Screen angle

    • C. 

      Tint

    • D. 

      Etiolation

  • 57. 
    In screen printing, what has a direct influence on printing results?
    • A. 

      Squeegee.

    • B. 

      Stencil System.

    • C. 

      Mesh Selection.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 58. 
    Which of the following is NOT TRUE about the screen printing process?
    • A. 

      Screen printing is a very versatile process that allows for printing on a wide variety of substrates.

    • B. 

      Screen printing is the process of transferring an image from a flat surface.

    • C. 

      Screen printing is the process of transferring an image through a stencil.

    • D. 

      Screen printing is the process of forcing ink through a fine open mesh screen held by a frame.

  • 59. 
    In general, at what angle should the squeegee be held during screen printing?
    • A. 

      80

    • B. 

      75

    • C. 

      45

    • D. 

      90

  • 60. 
    If the squeegee blade is held in a more upright position ______________________________.
    • A. 

      The ink deposit will be thicker.

    • B. 

      The ink deposit will be thinner.

    • C. 

      The image will smear.

    • D. 

      Improper contact will result.

  • 61. 
    Small tabs taped to the printing base in screen printing are used to insure proper _______________.
    • A. 

      Contact.

    • B. 

      Buildup.

    • C. 

      Registration.

    • D. 

      Deposit

  • 62. 
    In screen printing, what is the process of removing any contaminates or dust from the screen mesh?
    • A. 

      Applying emulsion.

    • B. 

      Degreasing.

    • C. 

      Cleaning.

    • D. 

      Scrubbing.

  • 63. 
    Dual cure emulsions have higher ___________________ than pure polymer emulsions.
    • A. 

      Solids content.

    • B. 

      Water resistance.

    • C. 

      Resolution.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 64. 
    Emulsion is applied directly to the screen with a _____________________.
    • A. 

      Spatula

    • B. 

      Squeegee.

    • C. 

      Coater.

    • D. 

      Flood bar.

  • 65. 
    What is usually used to seal the screen mesh surrounding the stencil?
    • A. 

      Screen filler.

    • B. 

      Emulsion.

    • C. 

      Ink

    • D. 

      A solvent.

  • 66. 
    What is done to a screen using direct emulsion or capillary right after it has been exposed?
    • A. 

      The screen is used for printing.

    • B. 

      The image is washed out.

    • C. 

      The screen is put in the drier.

    • D. 

      The screen is cleaned.

  • 67. 
    What is the single biggest prepress error that occurs in screen printing?
    • A. 

      Improper screen exposure.

    • B. 

      Improper squeegee pressure.

    • C. 

      Improper squeegee angle.

    • D. 

      Improper film exposure.

  • 68. 
    What is a screen exposure calculator?
    • A. 

      A grayscale

    • B. 

      A halftone calculator for screen printing.

    • C. 

      A piece of photo positive film that has a series of objects with various densities of neutral gray filters.

    • D. 

      A piece of photo negative film that has a series of objects with various densities of neutral gray filters.

  • 69. 
    An exposure calculator should be used for all of the following EXCEPT to analyze ______________.
    • A. 

      Screen quality.

    • B. 

      Emulsion/film performance.

    • C. 

      Condition of exposure unit.

    • D. 

      Print quality.

  • 70. 
    What might cause an image to not completely develop in a direct photographic emulsion coating?
    • A. 

      The frame has warped.

    • B. 

      Underexposure.

    • C. 

      Overexposure.

    • D. 

      The mesh was not stretched properly.

  • 71. 
    When applying ink to the surface of a substrate, squeegee pressure should be ___________________.
    • A. 

      Kept to a maximum.

    • B. 

      Kept to a minimum. Hoff Pg. 150

    • C. 

      Alternated between maximum and minimum pressure.

    • D. 

      Any pressure. Squeegee pressure has no effect on print quality.

  • 72. 
    It is a good idea to flash cure the image between ink applications _____________________________.
    • A. 

      Between every application of ink.

    • B. 

      When you have a small area of ink coverage.

    • C. 

      When it is desirable to print a color on top of a previous color.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 73. 
    Flash curing is a screen printing technique that ____________________________________.
    • A. 

      Causes ink build up on the off contact side of the screen.

    • B. 

      Takes a few seconds to skin over the wet plastisol.

    • C. 

      Increases production.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 74. 
    Which of the following is NOT a time that you would need to flash cure?
    • A. 

      Large area of ink coverage.

    • B. 

      Very fine screen mesh.

    • C. 

      Small area of ink coverage.

    • D. 

      Color printed on color.

  • 75. 
    In general, screen reclamation includes all of the following EXCEPT ________________________.
    • A. 

      Applying a new stencil.

    • B. 

      Cleaning the ink out of the screen.

    • C. 

      Removing the emulsion from the screen.

    • D. 

      Removing the stencil from the screen.

  • 76. 
    What is one thing that determines the thickness of the ink deposit in screen printing?
    • A. 

      Angle of the squeegee.

    • B. 

      Type of ink used.

    • C. 

      Substrate printed on.

    • D. 

      Stencil

  • 77. 
    The task of stripping a stencil from a screen so that a new stencil can be applied is called ____________.
    • A. 

      Cleaning

    • B. 

      Degreasing

    • C. 

      Reclamation

    • D. 

      Wash-out.

  • 78. 
    When reclaiming screens it is particularly important to pay attention to ________________.
    • A. 

      Proper ventilation.

    • B. 

      Water temperature.

    • C. 

      Screen mesh.

    • D. 

      The screen stripping tank.

  • 79. 
    An environmentally safe and effective way to remove an emulsion stencil is to apply __________________ allow a three to five minute reaction time and use a high pressure washout unit to remove the softened stencil material from the screen.  
    • A. 

      Chlorine bleach

    • B. 

      Hydrogen Peroxide

    • C. 

      Sodium Meta Periodate

    • D. 

      Sodium Chloride

  • 80. 
    All ink should be cleaned off the screen immediately after printing to ______________________.
    • A. 

      Prevent build up.

    • B. 

      Avoid ink drying in mesh.

    • C. 

      Increase squeegee effectiveness.

    • D. 

      Avoid the use of chemicals and effort.

  • 81. 
    A smooth surface is easier to screen print than a textured surface because _____________________.
    • A. 

      The smooth surface will allow for a full contact between the substrate and the stencil.

    • B. 

      The squeegee only forces ink through the open areas of the screen that are in direct contact with the substrate.

    • C. 

      Smooth surfaces allow better snap-off.

    • D. 

      Screen printing inks are specially formulated to work on smooth surfaces.

  • 82. 
    Which mesh count would be best for printing white lettering on a black garment?
    • A. 

      305

    • B. 

      60

    • C. 

      260

    • D. 

      175

  • 83. 
    Which of the mesh counts listed below would be best to use to print an invitation?
    • A. 

      110

    • B. 

      240

    • C. 

      74

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 84. 
    Of the durometer readings listed below, which would be the best to use to lay a white under-base on a black shirt?
    • A. 

      85

    • B. 

      65

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      It doesn’t matter.

  • 85. 
    What temperature does plastisol ink have to reach to cure in one to two minutes?
    • A. 

      250

    • B. 

      150

    • C. 

      325

    • D. 

      700

  • 86. 
    How does plastisol ink dry?
    • A. 

      Absorption.

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Both A and B.

    • D. 

      Plastisols never dry.

  • 87. 
    25XX designates the screen fabric as a ___________________________. 
    • A. 

      Natural fabric.

    • B. 

      Synthetic fabric.

    • C. 

      Multifilament.

    • D. 

      Monofilament.

  • 88. 
    What must be done to the screen in the screen printing process to prepare it for stencil application?
    • A. 

      Degreasing

    • B. 

      Scrubbing

    • C. 

      Applying emulsion.

    • D. 

      Cleaning

  • 89. 
    In manual printing a _____________ will achieve a heavier ink deposit than can be achieved with a square blade.
    • A. 

      Flat point double bevel blade.

    • B. 

      Round blade.

    • C. 

      Double bevel blade.

    • D. 

      Single bevel blade

  • 90. 
    Off-contact printing keeps the screen from touching the garment until the actual print stroke is made.  How high should the screen be set above the garment?
    • A. 

      The thickness of a dime.

    • B. 

      1/16 to 1/8

    • C. 

      Twice the thickness of the stencil.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 91. 
    When printing a garment with four inks of different shades and colors (such as red, blue, yellow, and black for an outline), the first screen line up (registered) will always be the last color printed.  Which one of the following choices is the best sequence?
    • A. 

      Red, blue, black, yellow

    • B. 

      Black, blue, yellow, red

    • C. 

      Yellow, red, blue, black

    • D. 

      Yellow, blue, black, red

  • 92. 
    Flash curing is a screen printing technique that _________________________________.
    • A. 

      Causes ink build up on the off contact side of the screen.

    • B. 

      Takes a few seconds to skin over the plastisol.

    • C. 

      Increased production.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 93. 
    Process color printing, also know as 4-color process, generally requires which of the following mesh counts?
    • A. 

      305 or higher.

    • B. 

      140 to 200.

    • C. 

      25XX to 305T.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 94. 
    What is the best type of squeegee blade to use?
    • A. 

      A hard squeegee.

    • B. 

      A very sharp squeegee.

    • C. 

      Square Edged, Rounded Corners.

    • D. 

      It depends on the printing job.

  • 95. 
    What is flash curing?
    • A. 

      An intermediate point between liquid and total fusion for plastisol inks.

    • B. 

      A cure with a flash of light.

    • C. 

      Total curing of the ink.

    • D. 

      Total drying of plastisol inks.

  • 96. 
    The distance the screen is above the substrate before the print stroke refers to ______________.
    • A. 

      Impression

    • B. 

      Print distance.

    • C. 

      On contact.

    • D. 

      Off contact.

  • 97. 
    _______________________is glue, lacquer, shellac, or another substance used in stencil preparation to close up parts of the open screen.
    • A. 

      Emulsion

    • B. 

      Stencil

    • C. 

      Block-out solution

    • D. 

      Diazo

  • 98. 
    ___________________________ is a lacquer or similar film temporarily affixed to a clear support sheet, into which designs or images may be cut either mechanically or manually with a sharp knife, for making a screen printing stencil or a detailed photographic mask or positive from which a photographic stencil can be made.
    • A. 

      Acetate film

    • B. 

      Pro Film

    • C. 

      Hand-cut film

    • D. 

      Lacquer stencil

  • 99. 
    _______________________ is a monofilament made from a thermosetting plastic composite with the      capability of being drawn into extremely fine strands which can be woven into many types of textiles including screen fabric.
    • A. 

      Silk fabric

    • B. 

      Polyester fabric

    • C. 

      Rayon fabric

    • D. 

      Nylon fabric

  • 100. 
    __________________________ is any photo stencil process in which the stencil is prepared, exposed, and developed prior to adhesion to the screen.
    • A. 

      Hand-cut stencil

    • B. 

      Photopolymer stencil

    • C. 

      Direct photo stencil

    • D. 

      Indirect photo stencil

  • 101. 
    ___________________________ is an alternative term used for screen printing as a creative art      medium to differentiate it from its application as a commercial reproduction process.
    • A. 

      Reflexorgraphy

    • B. 

      Lithography

    • C. 

      Planography

    • D. 

      Serigraphy

  • 102. 
    _____________________________ is an instrument for measuring the degree of hardness of an elastomer or rubber, such as used in squeegee blades.
    • A. 

      Tension meter

    • B. 

      Durometer

    • C. 

      Elastometer

    • D. 

      Hardness meter

  • 103. 
     _____________ is a printing press that prints on a continuous roll of paper instead of individual sheets.
    • A. 

      Color printing

    • B. 

      Sheet fed

    • C. 

      Web fed

    • D. 

      Impactless printing

  • 104. 
    _________________ is an additive for screen printing ink that slows down the drying time
    • A. 

      Retarder

    • B. 

      Mineral spirits

    • C. 

      Reducer

    • D. 

      Thinner

  • 105. 
    A __________________ is an instrument used to measure surface and interfacial tensions of liquids and tensile strength of solids.
    • A. 

      Durometer

    • B. 

      Sheer meter

    • C. 

      Tensionmeter

    • D. 

      Ohm meter

  • 106. 
    What property of the emulsion makes it useful for screen printing?
    • A. 

      Attracts positrons

    • B. 

      Blocks ultraviolet light

    • C. 

      Dissolves in oil

    • D. 

      Photosensitive

  • 107. 
    What is the best shape of squeegee blade to use?
    • A. 

      Multi composition blade

    • B. 

      A very sharp squeegee

    • C. 

      Rounded corner squeegee

    • D. 

      Depends on the printing job

  • 108. 
    Which squeegee shape will lay down the thickest ink deposit?
    • A. 

      Square

    • B. 

      Rounded corner

    • C. 

      Round

    • D. 

      Double beveled

  • 109. 
    How is the printing affected when the angle between the squeegee and the screen is reduced?
    • A. 

      Better snap-off

    • B. 

      More ink deposit

    • C. 

      Less ink deposit

    • D. 

      Less squeegee pressure required

  • 110. 
     _____________________ is the most commonly used ink-mixing and specification system in the industry.
    • A. 

      Focoltone

    • B. 

      Pantone (PMS)

    • C. 

      True Match

    • D. 

      TOYO

  • 111. 
    ____________________ is a conversion of a continuous tone into a dot pattern.
    • A. 

      Halftone

    • B. 

      Continuous-tone

    • C. 

      Raster art

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 112. 
    Increased distance between a screen coated with photosensitive emulsion and an exposure unit ultraviolet source would  _________________ the exposure time.
    • A. 

      Decrease

    • B. 

      Have no effect on

    • C. 

      Increase

    • D. 

      Double

  • 113. 
    What are pinholes? 
    • A. 

      Holes in the shirt board where the film positive was pinned to it.

    • B. 

      Holes in the corner dams to relieve the squeegee pressure.

    • C. 

      Particles of degreaser on the stencil.

    • D. 

      Small holes in the stencil that are not part of the design.

  • 114. 
    The capacity of a screen printing ink to spread on deposit for the purpose of covering the intersections left in the printed film by the threads or strands of the printing screen at the instant of printing is referred to as ____________________. 
    • A. 

      Shear

    • B. 

      Flow out

    • C. 

      Tack over

    • D. 

      Skew

  • 115. 
    The main disadvantage of water-based inks is the stock changes dimensions by ________________.
    • A. 

      The evaporation of the water

    • B. 

      The absorption of the water

    • C. 

      The migration of the pigment

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 116. 
     ___________________ variety enamel inks require no baking or firing.
    • A. 

      Cold

    • B. 

      No-bake

    • C. 

      Hot

    • D. 

      Commercial

  • 117. 
    _________________________inks are most commonly used on glass and metal. 
    • A. 

      Plastisol

    • B. 

      Water-based

    • C. 

      Enamel

    • D. 

      UV curing

  • 118. 
    What is the general label by which the screen printing industry calls itself?
    • A. 

      Silk screening.

    • B. 

      Screen printing.

    • C. 

      Serigraphy.

    • D. 

      Stencil printing.