ANALOGUE HEX

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Analogue Hex....... This is a piece i started to develop a few years ago and have only just managed to work it up into a full colour print release. The original seed of the idea for these came from a little series of freehand print experiments. I kept photographing them and feeding them back into the computer many times over until i'd created the pre-version of this artwork you see here..... Recently i dug out the master file and started to edit this down over several days and began the process of developing it so it could be handled on the printing press....

This is one of the 6 films separations i created to enable me to make the prints. This has been photographed on my studio's U.V. exposure unit.... This is the unit that burns the artwork onto the screens and creates a stencil which i can then use to push the ink through to make the individual layers of each print.... I'm thinking of hooking up a motion camera onto the printing press to issustrate this process in more detail as thats where the magic begins to emerge....

Here you can see one of the exposed screens on the printing press i built. This is one of the 6 component layers of this piece just about to be printed with an acrylic process magenta ink mix....

Some of the various ink mixes that were blended  ready to go sat on the vacuum bed of the press which hould all the sheets down as they are printed....

This is one of the early composite image layers in cyan which was overprinted on on a dilute mix of opacity reduced silver and cream. The mid range and foreground colour are then overprinted with very tight registration until the finsihed image begins to emerge.......

It was only when the top two finishing layers were applied to this production that sharp image definition with all the colour contast started to emerge..... You really do have to trust your instincts when making this type of full colour work.... So much can go wrong if you take your eye off the ball.

You can see here in the close up of the piece how all the layers of inks build up on the prints surface..... These really are textural prints, that have a quality that no other process come close to.....

The finished prints have a sheet size of 450mm x 640mm. These are printed on high grade 300 gsm kraft stock. Each one is stamped, signed and numbered. This version is an ultra low number edition of only 26 prints......

Each print will be supplied in a strong cardboard mailer tube to ensure safe delivery. Supplied with was seal artist card..