Ten colour 'Altered States' Screenprint composition. A highly complicated production utilizing opacity reduced inks that allows the hand silkscreen printed layers to merge with the overprinted elements as the image is built up, enhancing the overall visual complexity of the finished print.
Size 640mm x 450mm.
Produced on a 300 gsm recycled stock from the British Paperback Co-operative.
Each one is stamped and signed.
Supplied unframed in a sturdy cardboard mailer tube to ensure safe transit..
The photograph below shows the individual films for each colour layer on the studio's u.v. exposure unit ready for creating the stencils i needed to make this print.
One of the exposed screens set up on the press.
Close up of the exposed mesh on screen with the acrylic ink mix ready to be printed.
One of the first layers being tested on the kraft stock ensuring this ink mix is of the correct opacity and checking all the fine linear details come out in all areas when applied to the master edition prints.
Mid stage production once four layers of ink has been overprinted and the skeleton of the composition has been layed down.
One of the opacity reduced green layers merging with the rest of the composition.
This is one of the proofing sheets that i was using for testing out all the colour ratios and ink mixes. These were quite nerve wracking prints to produce as it would only take one colour to be out of sync and it would have thrown the whole balance out.
One of the finished prints once all the layers had been applied.