Screen printing is a traditional image transfer process that duplicates an image or illustration on the surface of an object. It is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh screen to support an ink-blocking stencil with a desired image.

The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. Several types of inks or paints can be used. For screenprinting on wood, a waterbased, low VOC paint would be the best choice.