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Screen Printing Quiz

Please do not make a blind guess or randomly select the answers to these questions, as it is a measure of what you know, and not how lucky you are.

There are a total of 35 questions.

Good Luck!

 

1) What are the advantages of screen printing?

Choice 1 It is an engineering process.
Choice 2 It is controllable.
Choice 3 It is a Black Art.
Choice 4 It is measurable.
Choice 4 It can print a wide range of inks or mediums.
Choice 4 It can print film thickness from 2 Micron to 300 Micron.
Choice 4 It doesn’t require a lot of skill.

 

 

2) What is the definition of printing?
Choice 1 Redo the original artwork and lay down a controlled thickness of ink.
Choice 2 Replicate the original artwork and lay down a contoured thickness of ink.
Choice 3 Replicate the original artwork and lay down a controlled thickness of ink.
Choice 4 Replicate the original artwork and lay down a contrived thickness of ink.

 

 

3) Why was screen printing initially known as silk screen printing?
Choice 1 Because silk was used to make the mesh/screen.
Choice 2 Because it was used to print onto silk.

 

 

4) Which one of the following statements is correct?
Choice 1 The screen printing process is made up of the basic items: Stencil, Squeegee, Ink, Substrate, Machine.
Choice 2 The screen printing process is made up of the basic items: Stencil, Squeegee, Printer, Substrate, Machine.
Choice 3 The screen printing process is made up of the basic items: Stencil, Vacuum Bed, Ink, Substrate, Machine.
Choice 4 The screen printing process is made up of the basic items: Stencil, Squeegee Sharpener, Ink, Substrate, Machine.

 

 

5) What is the primary purpose of the flood coater?
Choice 1 To cover the screen with ink.
Choice 2 To charge the mesh openings with ink.
Choice 3 To bring the stencil into contact with the substrate.
Choice 4 To mix the ink.

 

 

6) Select all the correct statements with regard to the functions of the squeegee.
Choice 1 The squeegee creates a wave in the ink that is a pressure system.
Choice 2 The squeegee pressure forces the ink through the mesh.
Choice 3 The tip of the squeegee displaces ink in the mesh openings that has already been pushed there by the flood coater.
Choice 4 The squeegee brings the stencil into contact with the substrate.
Choice 4 The squeegee mixes the ink.
Choice 4 The squeegee removes any excess ink left on the stencil.

 

 

7) If the stencil tension is low the snap distance or off contact has to be:
Choice 1 Low.
Choice 2 High.

 

 

8) Which one of the following statements is correct?
Choice 1 The ink deposit is mainly controlled by: Mesh Count, Thread Diameter, Mesh Weave.
Choice 2 The ink deposit is mainly controlled by: Squeegee Pressure, Stencil Thickness, Mesh Count.
Choice 3 The ink deposit is mainly controlled by: Stencil Thickness, Snap Distance, Mesh Weave.
Choice 4 The ink deposit is mainly controlled by: Thread Diameter, Mesh Weave, Stencil Thickness.

 

 

9) Why is it sometimes necessary to condition the substrate?
Choice 1 To stabilise the substrate dimensionally so that when it is actually printed and dried there is no further movement that could affect registration.
Choice 2 Warming the substrate prior to printing helps the ink flow better.
Choice 3 If you have problems with registration you can use it to change the substrate size and get a better fit.
Choice 4 Conditioning the substrate helps the ink adhesion.

 

 

10) Which of the following statements about ink are correct?
Choice 1 UV ink can be affected when on the stencil by the UV in daylight.
Choice 2 Ink should be thinned at the machine.
Choice 3 You only need to keep the lids on the ink when it is in the store room.
Choice 4 Keeping the lids on ink containers stops the ink becoming contaminated with dust, etc.
Choice 4 You should always read the Technical and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) before using an ink.

 

 

11) Which of the following instruments should be used when checking a first off print?
Choice 1 Ruler to check positioning of the image.
Choice 2 Densitometer to check four colour process ink densities and dot gain/loss.
Choice 3 Pantone colour chart.
Choice 4 Ink Material Safety Data sheet.
Choice 4 Snap wedge.
Choice 4 Gloves.
Choice 4 Light viewing box.
Choice 4 Proof or sample.
Choice 4 Tensiometer.

 

 

12) Whose responsibility is Health & Safety in the work place?
Choice 1 The employer.
Choice 2 The employee.
Choice 3 Everyone's.
Choice 4 Health & Safety Executive.

 

 

13) How often should you clean your hands with solvents?
Choice 1 As required.
Choice 2 At the end of your shift.
Choice 3 Never.
Choice 4 Before lunch and at the end of your shift.

 

 

14) Which of the following statements are correct?
Choice 1 The squeegee should not be sharpened/dressed for 24 hours after removing from the press.
Choice 2 A soft squeegee will put down more ink than a hard squeegee.
Choice 3 Too much squeegee pressure can stretch the image.
Choice 4 Squeegees are made from rubber.
Choice 4 Too much squeegee pressure can damage the squeegee edge.

 

 

15) What is the purpose of the flood coater?
Choice 1 To keep the ink mixed.
Choice 2 To charge the mesh openings with ink.
Choice 3 To stop the ink drying in the stencil.
Choice 4 To cover the image on the stencil with ink.

 

 

16) How should you set the flood coater if you want to accurately control the ink deposit?
Choice 1 In contact with the stencil.
Choice 2 With a gap between the flood coater and the stencil.
Choice 3 Use a sharp profile flood coater.
Choice 4 Use a round profile flood coater.

 

 

17) If you wanted to print a large area of solid colour what type of flood coater would you use?
Choice 1 The flood coater would not have any effect on the type of image being printed.
Choice 2 A flood coater with a slight bend in the centre.
Choice 3 A flood coater with a round edge.
Choice 4 A flood coater with a sharp edge.

 

 

18) Which of the following provide colour in the ink?
Choice 1 Spectrum.
Choice 2 Density.
Choice 3 Resins.
Choice 4 Pigments.

 

 

19) How should you measure additions to ink?
Choice 1 By volume.
Choice 2 By viscosity.
Choice 3 By weight.
Choice 4 By eye.

 

 

20) What percentage of solvents is there in conventional UV curing ink?
Choice 1 25%
Choice 2 20%
Choice 3 10%
Choice 4 0%

 

 

21) What is the difference between a thinner and a retarder?
Choice 1 They have different viscosities.
Choice 2 They evaporate at different rates.
Choice 3 They are different colours.
Choice 4 They come from different suppliers.

 

 

22) What is the instant curing process called that takes place when a UV curing ink cures?
Choice 1 Photosynthesis.
Choice 2 Photopolymerisation.
Choice 3 Photoelectric.
Choice 4 Photopolymer.

 

 

23) Which of these two colours printed with UV inks will cure faster?
Choice 1
Choice 2

 

 

24) What forms of dryers are there?
Choice 1 Jet Dryer.
Choice 2 Stump Dryer.
Choice 3 Wicket Dryer.
Choice 4 U B Dryer.
Choice 4 Infra Red Dryer.
Choice 4 UV Dryer.

 

 

25) Curing UV inks creates which gas?
Choice 1 Natural.
Choice 2 Ozone.
Choice 3 CFCs.
Choice 4 Carbon Monoxide.

 

 

26) Which of these two pairs is being viewed in daylight?
Choice 1
Choice 2

 

 

27) A densitometer will measure all colours and provide an accurate numerical value.
Choice 1 True.
Choice 2 False.

 

 

28) What instrument measures the performance of a UV system?
Choice 1 A thermometer.
Choice 2 A UV thermometer.
Choice 3 A UV reactor.
Choice 4 A UV radiometer.

 

 

29) What is the ideal surface energy in Dynes/cm-1 of a substrate for UV curing inks?
Choice 1 10 Dynes/cm-1
Choice 2 50 Dynes/cm-1
Choice 3 60 Dynes/cm-1
Choice 4 100 Dynes/cm-1

 

 

30) Which of the following characteristics apply to four colour process ink?
Choice 1 They are opaque.
Choice 2 They are transparent.
Choice 3 They contain metallic pigments.
Choice 4 They are absorbent.

 

 

31) What does this graphic demonstrate?


Choice 1 Line Ruling.
Choice 2 Dot Shape.
Choice 3 Tonal Range.
Choice 4 Mesh Count.

 

 

32) What is line ruling?
Choice 1 The number of threads per centimetre.
Choice 2 The number of dots in a square inch or square centimetre.
Choice 3 The thickness of a line.
Choice 4 The number of dots in a linear inch or centimetre.

 

 

33) Which are the two forms of dot gain?
Choice 1 Practical.
Choice 2 Optical.
Choice 3 Physical.
Choice 4 Terminal.
Choice 4 Gradual.

 

 

34) Which of the two images is conventional screening?
Choice 1
Choice 2

 

 

35) Four colour process printing produces every colour that can be seen by the human visual system.
Choice 1 True.
Choice 2 False.

 

 

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