Serigraphs are NOT just for posters! They can reproduce some of the finest detais in an image. In choosing your artwork, I ask artists to consider a few things:
- Am I reproducing or starting from an idea?
- How many colors can create the best image?
- What type of process will work best?
- What size is needed for best detail / impact?
- What effect, if any are desired?
- Are there any color variations desired?
- How many prints do you wish to create?
Color separations can be quite challenging if reproducing existing artwork. If creating a work specifically for the serigraph process it can offer you more flexibility than working in paint or ink:
- Digital seps are usually made by the printer.
- Each color film is made individually in layers.
- You can work in the color you want to print.
- Add to and subtract from each film until satisfied.
- You can work with pen, ink, crayon or brush.
- Organic effects can be achieved by hand.
- Plates can be scanned, to digital if desired.
Serigrafix uses non-toxic screen preparation and reclamation processes. We believe art should be a healthy process for all involved.
- Screens are made from a nylon multifilament that is then stretched over a frame.
- The screen is coated with emulsion that is reactive to light.
- The films you created are used to burn your image onto the screens with a high-powered light source on a vacuum table.
- Stencil is revealed by risning screen with water.
Once all of these steps are completed, we can proceed woth the printing process. At this stage, the studio is buzzing with anticipation of the final outcome!
- Colors have been carefully mixed and approved.
- Paper or other substrate has been selected.
- Screens have been created and registered on the press for the printing process.
- Each color is printed, prints dry and the next color is set up for printing.
- Prints are carefully curated and stored.