At Chocolatree we use screen printing to produce our chocolate decorations. This technique allows us to create prints in a variety of colours and looks to help you give your creations a makeover. Today, we’ve decided to reveal the secrets of how we make our screen printed decorations.
To better understand screen printing
Screen printing is a method of printing that we encounter on a daily basis. This printing technique uses a combination of stencils and colours to print patterns. Screen printing is used on a wide range of materials such as paper, textile, glass, metal, wood, etc. At Chocolatree, we use screen printing on chocolate, so that professionals can give their sweet creations a new look!
The different stages
of the manufacturing process
Screen printing is a real team effort, involving several stages. As soon as the design is approved by the graphic designers, the process is launched. One frame is needed for each colour. On each frame, a photosensitive coating is applied and then a film printed with the motif is fixed. The canvas is then placed under a UV lamp and rinsed with clear water. The pattern is revealed! The next step is to apply the colouring compound to the frame so that the design is printed on a plastic sheet. At Chocolatree, this colouring compound consists of cocoa butter and a natural food colouring. There are as many prints as there are colours. At the end of this stage, the transfer sheet is ready!
The different uses
of screen printing
Transfer sheets obtained through screen printing can be used in different ways:
1. Transfer as a finished product
It is possible to apply the transfer directly to a creation such as a dessert, a chocolate bonbon or an iced dessert. It is also possible to work it with chocolate and thus create plates decorated with patterns. You can thus decorate your individual or shared treats. Discover our article: “One transfer, 8 uses” for more tips on how to give your creations a new look!
2. The transfer on your printed decorations
The transfer sheet printed using the screen printing technique is also part of the manufacturing process for printed chocolate decorations.
We are at your disposal
to create your personalised decorations
Screen printing is a key skill at Chocolatree. It enables us to personalise the decorations and to meet the demands of professionals. Our screen-printed products are all handmade, so you need to allow for a production time. To find out more about our customisation offers or the feasibility of your project, please contact our teams!
We also invite you to discover or rediscover screen printing by Chocolatree with this video: