SCREEN PRINT/SERIGRAPH

Screen-printing is a stencil technique based on blocking out areas of a mesh screen with either paper or stencil film or with liquids that fill the mesh. Paper and film stencils produce clean-cut hardedge images while liquid stencils or screen fillers create a more painterly edge.

Fabric is stretched over a wooden frame. Open areas allow ink to be transferred onto the paper below to create the image. A squeegee, a wooden handle fitted with a firm rubber strip, is dragged across the screen forcing ink through the open areas of the fabric. Each color is successively printed on top of the previous one.