Stencil printmaking


Serigraphy or silk-screen (lat. sericum – silk + gr. graphō – write) is a stencil technique that employs fabric stretched tight on a screen support frame. The artist blocks out areas on the fabric and applies ink with a squeegee. The ink covers everything except the blocked-out sections. After the fabric is impregnated, the ink is removed. The ink is rubbed in through the porous places where there is no drawing. The imprint is made on paper or carton. The printing forms are made in different ways: stencil, scour, screening, photomechanical. Serigraphy has advantage over other printing techniques – it contains a possibility to choose colours and delicate shading.

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