Series Eighteen by Guy Ngan, 1974
Original serigraph print, hand signed & numbered by the artist and featuring Guy’s seal.
Limited edition of 8 (paper size 1160x740mm)
Serigraph printing (also called screen printing and silkscreen printing) is a printing technique where a mesh is used to transfer ink or dye onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. One colour is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multi-coloured image or design.