(X) Academy: Difference between digital prints and serigraphs

You may be wondering why some of prints are more expensive than others on nativex.com. Let me break it down for you. The main difference in price can be attributed to the process in which the prints were made. Put simply, digital prints are designed and then printed on a professional inkjet printer.  A serigraph is a screen print or silk screen. More time and artistic skill is needed for screen printing compared to digital prints. If you are on a budget, our digital prints from Nathaniel Wilkerson make any room stand out and they even come pre-matted.

In more detail:

Serigraphs use a printing technique where woven mesh supports an ink-blocking stencil. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate.

Serigraph Process Video

Digital prints are created using 8-Color to 12-Color inkjet printers. Modern inkjet printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed fine art and photographic prints. Images  can be printed to almost any size and on fine art media such as watercolor paper or canvas. Inkjet print’s longevity is based on the media and inks being used. Generally 100+ years is given for the expected life of the print.

Sources:
http://www.withdigitaleyes.com/pgs/prints.htm and http://www.screenprintingstore.net/

 

 

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One Response to (X) Academy: Difference between digital prints and serigraphs

  1. Nancy Jeff says:

    Thanks for the share!
    Nancy

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