Silk-Screen Process

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Silk-Screen Process

 

a stenciling technique in which the image is applied with oil paints or watercolors on a mesh made of silk or other strong material stretched over a frame. The sections of the mesh corresponding to the blank areas in the image are covered with an impermeable compound; during the printing process the paint is squeezed with a doctor through the openings in the mesh onto the surface to be imprinted. The silk-screen process, which originated in the mid-20th century, is used for pictorial reproductions, including production art, and in the creation of individual works marked by an enhanced vividness and decorative coloring.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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