Screenprint with varnish

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Also known as silkscreen, a design transferred on to a mesh ‘screen’, which is stretched over a frame. The design acts like a stencil, blocking out specific areas of the screen. A squeegee is then used to force ink through the mesh, transferring the ink on to a sheet of paper below through the permeable areas in the design. The image is printed one colour at a time and demands careful registration. This particular print contains 15 colours (layers) of printing.

A final layer of gloss varnish is screenprinted on to specific areas of the print at the end of the printing process, specifically on the eye and necklace worn by Sid Vicious.