Serigraphy, also known as silk screening, screen printing or 
serigraph printing, is a stencil-based printing process in which ink 
is forced through a fine screen onto the paper beneath. Screens 
were originally made of silk, but they are now made of finely 
woven polyester or nylon.


The screen is stretched over a wood or aluminum frame,
then areas of the screen are blocked off with a stencil.
The screen is then placed on top of the paper
or selected material, and ink is placed on the screen.
A rubber-bladed squeegee is used to spread the ink
evenly across the screen, allowing ink to pass through
the open spaces onto the paper below.
A different screen is used for each color in the print,
resulting in a final serigraph with
great color density, color saturation and texture.



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