Author: Charlotte Bearn

Silkscreen Printing

Screen Printing or Serigraph

Many of our limited edition silkscreen prints have been hand made and hand printed by the artists themselves. Silkscreen prints are usually printed on heavy papers around 300gsm, like hand printed on 100% rag papers. These papers are selected for their colour, grain and suitability to take ink quantities that give high density colour.

The process of making a print

A gauzy fabric (traditionally silk) is stretched taut onto a frame to form the screen. Then either a stencil is cut or prepared digitally. The screen is treated with a light reactive substance and exposed to create a positive stencil. Paper is placed on the press then the screen on top and ink is then forced across the screen, it will pass though any of the open (unexposed) areas of the screen onto the paper. An individual screen has to be prepared for each colour in the final print. So the more colours in a silkscreen the more work has gone into creating the final print.

Silkscreen Printing | Image

Silkscreen Printing | Image

History

Silkscreen printing is an ancient art with origins in Japanese fabric dying dating back thousands of years. In the 1960s Andy Warhol began using it to produce iconic images such as his Campbell Soup Tins and his portraits of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe and in doing so brought the practice to the attention of the art world. It was not immediately accepted by the art critics and museum curators of the day, but quickly gained popularity among the pop art fraternity. Over the years it has developed into a popular medium for producing high quality art prints, as the artist is able to retain control of the end result throughout the print making process.

art to arrive by christmas

Rise no.1 Art Print by Lisa Lloyd
Exclusive

Rise no.1

60 x 60cm

£150

60 x 60cm

£48

6 x 10 cm

RYCA £80

Blowing A Kiss

12 x 12cm

£80

12 x 12cm

United Colour of London Art Print by Jayson Lilley
Exclusive

£195

31 x 24cm

BALLOON DOG 7 Art Print by VeeBee
Exclusive
VeeBee £270

BALLOON DOG 7

21 x 29.7cm

£270

21 x 29.7cm

Love is the Drug - Pink Diamond Dust, 2020 Art Print by Ryan Callanan
Exclusive

£200

60 x 60cm

Tom Lewis £125

Stag

30 x 30 cm

£125

30 x 30 cm

Gorilla - Pink Foil

42 x 59.4cm

£195

42 x 59.4cm

Jungle Blooms 2 Small

32.5 x 32.5cm

£50

32.5 x 32.5cm

Not My First Rodeo (11th Edition) Art Print by Babak Ganjei
Exclusive

£135

50 x 70cm

Choco Happy Dog

12 x 6 x 12cm

£300

12 x 6 x 12cm

£150

50 x 70cm

£150

60 x 30 cm

Canary

40 x 50cm

£150

40 x 50cm

£50

50 x 70cm

£125

60 x 60 cm

Miss Travel UK

26 x 33 cm

£55

26 x 33 cm

I Love London

22 x 17 cm

£60

22 x 17 cm

Snoopy Cube

40 x 40 cm

£195

40 x 40 cm

Sara Pope £150

Amped

18.3 x 18.3 x 3.2cm

£150

18.3 x 18.3 x 3.2cm

Oli Mumby £120

£120

59.4 x 42cm

Shark Tank (Neon Green and Pink) Art Print by Memori Prints
Exclusive

£85

52.7 x 38.7cm

You've Got the Love Art Print by Kid-B
Exclusive
Kid-B £65

£65

50 x 50cm

£195

51 x 24 cm

Honey Bee, 2020 Art Print by Dylan Floyd
Exclusive

Honey Bee, 2020

20 x 20cm

£35

20 x 20cm

Ellipsis - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
Exclusive

£98

42 x 42 cm

Right Hand Red, 2020 Art Print by Static
Exclusive
Static £35

£35

20 x 20cm

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