Printing Processes

                                                                    We experiment and use different print processes to achieve different finished effects.

All of our prints are printed on FSC certified UK papers.

Screen Printing

This printing technique involves a mesh that is used to transfer ink onto a substrate like paper or fabric, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh with ink. One colour is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.

There are various terms used for what is essentially the same technique. Traditionally the process was called screen printing or silkscreen printing because silk was used in the process prior to the invention of polyester mesh. Currently, synthetic threads are commonly used in the screen printing process. Our prints are printed with water based inks.

Riso Printing

Risograph is a brand of digital duplicators manufactured by the Riso in Japan. These were initially used mainly for high-volume printing. It was released in Japan in 1986. It is sometimes called a digital duplicator or printer-duplicator. 

Riso printing is an energy efficient print process. Similar to screen printing process, artwork is burnt onto a master and the master it is then fed through a print drum layer by layer. Please note that each print will vary very slightly, making each one one-off and unique. Offsetting may occur, the imperfections  we think add extra charm.

All prints are printed with soy-based inks.

Giclée Printing

Giclée (zhee-klay ) was evented in 1980s but has since come to mean high quality inkjet prints, that include processes that use fade-resistant, archival inks (pigment-based), and archival paper stock.