Screenprinting may have been invented in China sometime around 1000 AD, and introduced to Western Europe in the 18th century, but in many ways the 60’s were the heyday – think of Warhol, Rauchenberg and Leichenstein (and also look out for Sister Mary Corita Kent).
Screenprinting is a bit like stencilling - putting an image on a screen and pulling the ink through. The images can be made my painting directly onto the screen, making paper stencils, or using photosensitive emulsion to transfer the images to the screens. What I love about screenprints is that they are great for graphical work. You can get solid blocks of vibrant colours, and produce large runs of very high quality and highly detailed images
They also generate a number of technical challenges, which makes it even more pleasing when a multi-colour print emerges as planned!
I’ve been screenprinting on and off for nearly 50 years, but it’s only since retired that I’ve renewed my interest, and have done several courses which introduced me to the use of photographic techniques, and I have been going through my photos, manipulating them on photoshop, and discovering various ways to produce multiple colour prints.