Silkscreen prints, Lithography and Linocut
Screen printing is a printing technique where ink is pressed through mesh with a rubberblade. Except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil, the open mesh is filled with ink.
Lithography is a method of printing text or artwork onto paper or other suitable material. The orientation of the text or image is produced onto the lithographic limestone reversed.
A moistened limestone is treated with a mixture of acid, color and gum. The color would be repelled by the water, because oil and water don´t mix.
Lithography can be used to print text or artwork onto paper or other suitable material.
Lithography originally used an image drawn with oil, fat, or wax onto the surface of a smooth, level lithographic limestone plate. The stone was treated with a mixture of acid and gum arabic, etching the portions of the stone that were not protected by the grease-based image. When the stone was subsequently moistened, these etched areas retained water; an oil-based ink could then be applied and would be repelled by the water, sticking only to the original drawing. The ink would finally be transferred to a blank paper sheet, producing a printed page.
The Lithographies of my dad are numbered. Number 1 of course has the strongest colors. The intensity of the color decreases as you print more. There are only a few copies available. If interested please require the numbers which are still available.
Linocut is a printmaking technique, where a design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller, and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printings were done by hand.
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