I've painted on silk with actual 'silk paint', using outliner (gutta) to mark out the design. I've also used, in a day school, watercolours and acrylics (liquid if possible). Sorry, I don't know anything about printing as such, but if you can paint, you can certainly do it on silk, providing you don't work too wet, as liquid paints will run, run, run (hence the need for the gutta).
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Sure you are doing it right?