limited edition prints
Most of these prints are unique and created individually by me. Each color is individually applied by pulling the ink through a stenciled screen. I say most because, I have started to print a few of my paintings as archival giclees.
The silk screen print editions are small because of the this timely process. Silkscreen was derived from a stencil process and has been used by sign painters since 1938 for labeling, posters, bottles and fabrics. A nylon mesh (screen) is stretched over a wooden frame, coated with a photographic emulsion and an image is burned into the light-sensitive emulsion. The framed screen is place on the surface to be printed, an ink is pressed through the framed screen with a rubber squeegee. This process requires separate screens for each color. The image can then be duplicated using the various screens.
I have started to print a few of my paintings as archival giclées. The basic definition of a limited edition print, many times referred to as a giclée is a French term for “to spray” or “to squirt.” It references the process that an inkjet printer uses to reproduce fine art or photography to create individual copies of the original piece. With giclée printing, you can expect a higher quality product that lasts longer than your standard inkjet prints. I commonly make my editions in 100.