Screen printing for labels is only used for various finishing options. A relatively thick application of paint allows for particularly opaque areas on the transparent labels. The transferable amount of paint is a multiple of the amount used in other printing methods. Screen printing is mostly used for labels with braille or so-called tactile symbols.
During screen printing, the colour is pressed through a woven screen by a scraper. Non-printing areas are being coated prior to the screen production so that no colour can penetrate. The applied paint volume is controlled by varying mesh sizes. Screen printing is suitable for areas and graphical elements but can only depict coarse screens. Due to high tool costs, this technique is only used for a special range of applications.