Posts Tagged ‘CMYK’

Caandides variations _new layer

March 14, 2012

scans will come soon

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NEON-CMYK

March 6, 2012

As I explained earlier (see here), I reproduced one of my prints with the CMYK technique, using both process and fluorescent inks.

In the first place I ran ink tests to make sure each layer would overlap properly

▴ process inks test

▴ both fluo inks tests

▴ This is the print that I used for my experimentations

▴ CMYK version

▴ CMY version

This is really yellow, so I might change the transparency of the yellow ink for the next prints. I find yellow really hard to get because both cyan and magenta are equal in terms of intensity but because yellow is really light I am always afraid to make it too transparent.

Next are the fluo and mixed versions… (please note that these are scans, therefore the rendition of the fluorescent colours is not true to the reality). I’ll use the following abreviations for the colours, fluorescent blue: B, fluorescent pink: P, fluorescent yellow: Yf, and I’ll keep C for cyan, M for magenta, Y for yellow and K for black.

The registration of the print isn’t really succesful, especially were there are fluo colours.

▴ BPYf

▴ BPYfK

▴ CPYf

▴ CPYfK

▴ not sure about this one but I reckon it is BMYfK

▴ CMYf

today’s prints teaser

March 5, 2012

I’ll make a proper post tomorrow

latest screenprints

March 3, 2012

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Yesteday I printed new posters (about 50x35cm) with the ‘stamping’ technique

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☝ paper stencils

☝ placing the image on the paper

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☝ I am planning on reproducing this one using a CMYK process, but I will also make a series with blue, yellow and pink neon inks instead of the usual process inks.

☝ the films for the cyan (left) and magenta (right) layers of the print above. I got the screen ready and will start to print on monday

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☝ another print from the same stencil

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If I was to make more of these I would probably use an empty screen and paper stencils like here, rather than making the shapes on the screen like I did for the prints above (I hope that makes sense). This will prevent any ink leaking and therefore will allow me to have clear edges

CMY-A1-photos

February 1, 2012

 

 

more hand-made inkjet/laser prints

January 25, 2012

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For more info about the printing process see here and there

All the prints above are made from screenprints & printed on inkjet or laser printers. The files are pretty big so that you can zoom in and enjoy the halftoning. The lasers prints are more vivid and saturated (I have always put them after the inkjet prints out).

YESTERDAY ⬅

January 25, 2012

First Drafts -byam shaw exhib- 100 days of printmaking

January 19, 2012

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I have been experimenting with the hand-made inkjet technique for the Byam Shaw exhib ‘poster’. The name for the show  is most likely to be a 100 days of printmaking, in reference to the 100 years of printmaking at csm exhib. After dozens of sleepless nights I came with the wonderful idea of using the name only, simply with different colours for the letters and set in size 100pt (see screenshots of the impressive artwork ☟)

☟ the different layers

✄ This was the starting point ✎

☟check out the different printed versions from the same file☟

☝ on this one I swapped the colours: the cyan layer is printed in magenta, the magenta in yellow, I skipped the yellow layer and kept the black one black.

 

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Following this idea I played with different frequencies when making the halftones, I used 30lpi on the previous prints but for the next one (☟) I used 15 for the cyan layer, 30 for the magenta, 55 for the yellow and 30 for the black. see for yourself:

☝ It creates patterns (doted patterns to be precise) but I’m not too fond of this because it takes abit  over the inital idea and make the whole image more complicated.

 

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Looking back at the first prints I thought that 30lpi was a bit big for the size of the print and I wanted to refine it a bit so I decided to use 40lpi for the other halftones ☟

☝ initial work

☝ the 4 layers (cmyk) overlapped on photoshop

And of course the print ☟

 

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Another path I went down —or I could go down depending on how I will use the posters— is to have 1 big letter by sheet, therefore I would write the name of the show by aligning A4 sheets like these☟

 

 

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Finally, I tried a more subtle way to introduce different tones and have the process colours overlapping with my good friend the gradient☟

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☟ prints, the first one s without the black layer, the second with it.

 

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What I get from these so far is that I will probably use A4 as the standard format and my small inkjet printer. I want the final outcome to be true to the process and actually print the posters this way rather than scan one, enlarge it and print it again.

last print

November 28, 2011

 

Today I finished the print above. Since I will be away for a month this will be the last print of 2011.

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November 24, 2011

I’ll start with scans of the prints I made on monday ☟

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Below is what I printed this morning, I am not too happy with it especially because of the colours that I find too dull and maroonish. The image isn’t from the ‘blank screen’ but from the screen that I made from one of my black and white print (here)

and I hand-coloured every part of the image