What does serigraph on paper mean?
So, what is a serigraph? A serigraph is a high quality, limited edition fine art print, made on high quality absorbent paper in collaboration between the artist and a professional printer. (There are dozens of types of prints, but here at Laasya Art we primarily work with serigraphs.)
Is a serigraph valuable?
The masterpiece and the serigraph that is produced from it both have an exclusive value. The value in incorporating a serigraph to your collection is on equal sides monetary and artistic. Serigraphs are not as expensive as the original works, thus eliminating some factors many collectors face when purchasing art.
How do you identify a serigraph?
Serigraphs or silkscreens will be easily identifiable by spotting a layering of colors on top of each other. Each color in a silkscreen is applied one by one over a screen. Sometimes the colors overlap–called registration–showing the typical traits of a silkscreen.
Are serigraphs worth more than lithographs?
All things being equal, serigraphs are generally more expensive as they take much longer and are higher quality. But famous lithograph artists might be using the form to create works that end up being worth more than a typical serigraph, given the importance of the work and the artist’s influence.
Is a serigraph a print?
Serigraph is a labor-intensive screen print or silkscreen technique, dating back to the 20th century. This highly respected stencil printmaking process in the art world involves reproducing original masterpieces by hand. Although these prints are reproductions, each one has unique characteristics and nuances.
Does a serigraph have texture?
Chromists incorporate the subtleties of texture and color to computer-generated color separation. To create a serigraph, the printer forces ink through a chain of meshed silkscreens. Silkscreens are made of fine silk, but synthetic materials like polyester or nylon are also often used.
What are serigraphs alternatively called?
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 Screens were originally made of silk, but they are now made of finely woven polyester or nylon.