SCREEN PRINTS FAQ
1. Do you ship worldwide?
Yes, we do. We use An Post to ship your orders and charge a flat rate of €10 for international postage. If you have any queries please get in touch before ordering and we will do our best to accomodate you.
2. Do you do comissions?
Yes, we undertake a limited number of comissions each year. If you have a project in mind and are interested in finding out more, please get in touch here.
3. What is screen printing?
Screen printing is a printmaking process that has been used commercially since the 1920s. By the 1930s artists had begun experimenting with the technique. In the 1960s, the Pop Art movement helped popularise the process. Andy Warhol is perhaps the best know screen printing artist.
In a nutshell, screen printing is a stencilling process. Ink is pulled through mesh onto a surface using a tool called a squidgee. The mesh has been stretched tightly onto a frame and the image is created by passing ink through a stencil that sits on the mesh. Stencils can be made in a variey of ways, Maria uses both paper cut stencils and a technique that involves coating the screen with a light sensitive emulsion, then exposing or buring an image onto the screen using a UV light. Each colour needs to be printed separately using a differnt stencil and so each layer represents a different colour. The more colours present in a print, the longer it takes to produce.
4. Do you offer a framing service?
I am currently in the process of sourcing a framer and ready-made frames. In the meantime if you have any questions or would like to talk about your framing options please get in touch here.