Screen printing is an image-making process in which a stencil is created on stretched synthetic mesh. Ink is forced through the open areas of the mesh stencil, and an image is printed on a variety of printing materials, called substrates. These substrates can vary, from paper, to textiles, to ceramics and plastics. This process is used in processes as varied as art prints to printed circuit boards. This process is also called silkscreen, serigraphy, and screen printing, depending on where you where educated about the process.