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Custom Screen Printing Services

At Unique Assembly & Decorating, we offer screen printing, also known as silk screen printing, for rigid surfaces such as plastic, glass, and metal products. With our custom screen printing services, we can decorate flat surfaces such as an ABS panel for an electronic housing and cylindrical solid-surface parts such as PETE bottles for the health and beauty industry or environmentally friendly glass bottles for soap and laundry detergent. We are able to take on-screen printing for small and large quantity orders. 

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Screen Printing at Unique

Screen printing provides large opaque images on light, dark, and clear substrates such as plastic, glass, metal parts, and most painted and powder coated surfaces.  Using both conventional and UV inks, screen printing is compatible with nearly all rigid material – including plastic, glass, metal, wood, and most painted or coated surfaces. With multiple ink lines in stock for various surfaces, we are able to provide low-cost custom and PMS color matching in-house.

  • Screen printing for flat parts such as plastic signs, glass panels, and metal housings
  • Screen printing for cylindrical parts such as PETE or Polypropylene bottles and glass bottles and jars 
  • Large opaque images on light, dark, and clear substrates and most painted and powder-coated surfaces
  • Custom and PMS color matching in-house
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Surface Types and Irregular Shapes 

We can print nearly any rigid shape including parts that are flat, round, concave, or convex. We are able to work with customers who would like a custom design, and we have the capability to handle large quantity orders with quick turnaround time.

What is Screen Printing?

Screen printing, or sometimes referred to as silkscreen printing, is a wet process in which flat or cylindrical plastic, glass, metal, or wooden parts can be decorated. Images are transferred directly onto the part by pressing ink through the image “burned” into a screen. For both flat screen printing and cylindrical screen printing, multicolor images are achievable but require one pass for each color. 

When a project requires a large image printed on a flat surface or a large or two-sided image on a cylindrical part, screen printing is not only the most economical solution – but screen printing also provides the best results. Depending on the project requirements, we offer both conventional screen printing ink and UV silk screen printing ink. More so than with pad printing, screen printing ink provides extremely opaque images on light, dark, and clear substrates in just one pass.

Regardless of the project requirements, Unique has become a trusted screen printing company for nearly any rigid substrate and for nearly every industry

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Screen Printing Capabilities

We provide custom pad printing services throughout the United States and Canada. No matter where our customers are located, they have come to rely on our expert staff and our knowledge of the pad printing process.

Single Color Screen Printing

Unique Assembly & Decorating offers the highest quality single-color screen printing services for flexible and rigid plastic parts, metal parts, and glass items. We have provided 1-color screen printing for the automotive, medical, electrical, and health & beauty industries along with a variety of molders and manufacturers. Armed with your project details, our goal is to provide the most cost-effective one-color screen printing service and solution for your screen printing project.

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Multicolor Screen Printing

When called on to print images too large for our multicolor pad printer, we can offer multi-color screen printing. We can screen print a multicolor image on both flat and cylindrical parts.  With our multi-pass printing, a separate pass is required for each color.  With this mind, we design and build custom to tooling in-house for each project to ensure good color to color registration.  

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Screen Print Inks

Having an inventory of multiple screen printing ink lines allows us to easily determine the best ink for your plastic, glass, or metal product that will provide the maximum adhesion.  Once we receive parts for your order, we sample print the parts with inks that are compatible with your parts based our experience and our ink manufacturer recommendations and the material of your parts. The sample printed parts are subjecting to testing such as scratch testing, tape testing, or cross-hatch tape testing to determine which ink provided best results.  Determining the proper ink for each part we print is the foundation of a successful project. 

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We have the capabilities to work with companies across the US and are excited to work with you on your upcoming project!

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Unique Assembly & Decorating, Inc.
2550 Wisconsin Ave,
Downers Grove, IL 60515