A brief note about serigraph
are made by a great variety of processes, the 4 main categories
a) Relief Methods: woodcut, wood-engraving and linocut.
b) Intaglio Methods: line engraving, drypoint, etching, soft-ground
etching and aquatint.
c) Surface or Planographic Methods: lithography and it's variants.
d)Stencil Methods: serigraph (silk-screen print).
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Serigraph is a modern development of stencil printing. The process
was developed in the 1930's as an artist medium for making prints
in broad masses of brilliant and opaque colors. It is an expensive
and labor intensive process of layering colors to accurately reproduce
an original artwork. A cut stencil is attached to a silk screen
of fine mesh which has been streched on a wooden frame, and the
color is forced trough the unmasked area of the screen on to the
paper beneath by means of a squeegee.
Since the mid 19th century it has become the custom for most artists
to issue their prints, whether etchings, woodcuts, lithographs or
serigraphs, in restricted editions, with each copy signed and numbered;
the number is written like a fraction, e.g. '8/300' indicating the
eighth print of an edition of 300 copies (not necessarily in the
order they are made). The plate is destroyed after the edition has
been printed in order to reinforce the rarity value and to prevent
unauthorized prints of inferior quality being taken subsequently.
A proof is an impression taken by an engraver from his plate or
block in order to see how his work is proceeding and decide what
corrections or additions to make. The term "artist's proof"
(or "AP"), often written in pencil alongside the artist's
signature on the printed sheet, should mean a proof taken by the
artist, outside the numbered edition referred to above and reserved
for his/her own reference. It amounts usually to about 10% of the