Screenprinting can be an art, a craft, a science and a money maker. It can be one or all four, depending what one puts into the task and the results one wishes to achieve. Yes, you can achieve good work without understanding the science of screenprinting, just as you can certainly paint your home without understanding the terms viscosity, rheology, surface tension and more.
Bill Hood is an International Consultant in the Screenprinting Technologies, focusing on consistency, predictable outcomes and reproducible results. He is the author of over 50 books on the screenprinting technologies as well as thousands of technical articles, many of which are available at www.screenprintbooks.com online. He writes for Solutions Journal Magazine and other trade publications, is a speaker at various events and has judged international screenprinting competitions. He can be contacted through his website at www.billhoodconsulting.com online.