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What is Serigraphy?

Serigraphs, sometimes also referred to as silk screen prints, are another form of art prints. These are stencil prints, which are created by an interesting process of stencilling. Dating back many years, serigraphy started to gain popularity, and today one can say that it is one of the most popular types of printmaking. Basically there will be a silk screen printer which will prepare a screen made from finely woven fabric such as silk, orlon or nylon. Sometimes instead of fabric, very fine steel is used. For those areas where no printing is to be made, one will paint them out using glue or varnish which will not be dissolved. This layer will protect these areas and no ink will get onto them. Nowadays this process of painting these areas is carried out by photo emulsion films to render it simpler and quicker. Then, the ink gets squeezed through the screen and onto the paper by means of a rubber squeegee. This helps to spread the ink evenly onto the surface. When several colours are involved, a different screen will need to be used every time, and this leads to an intense colour density and texture. Serigraphy is considered to be one of the oldest forms of printing as its origins can be traced back to 960AD. The name derives from the Latin word ‘seri’ which means silk, and the Greek word ‘graphein’ which means to draw or write. It is important to note that serigraphs are original pieces of art and not reproductions of original artwork.

Buying Serigraphs on Artquisite

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