Serigraphy, also known as 'silkscreen' and 'screen-printing', is a stencil method of printmaking. A design is imposed on a screen of silk or nylon, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Then, viscous ink is squeezed through the mesh, through the design's openings, depositing ink onto the printing surface beneath, and producing a print of the shape meant to be copied. A separate screen is required for each color desired. The advantages of serigraphy are its easy accommodation of many colors, and its capacity for large editions. Serigraphy also refers to the image produced.

"Mao" (1972) Andy Warhol

Related Terms: Etching, Engraving, Lithography.

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