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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Questions and Answers
  • 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.