printmaking lithography

Composition au vase de fleurs = Composition with Vase of Flowers
Pablo Picasso (Spanish; 1881–1973)
1947
Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper
Kunstmuseum Picasso Münster, Münster, Germany
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016 / Succession Picasso

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At SGCI ATLANTA

Come say hi to BHP at SGCI, before all this deep fried food kills me. Also, bonus points for donuts, and the free 8am breakfast (free food, that’s where the real artists at).

1. Thomas Lucas doing his rad demo. You weren’t allowed to attend if you didn’t have social media to document it on. So 2017. Bonus points for whoever spots the amazing @anniebissett in the crowd.
2. Meeting @catclawpress Kelly had me at a loss of words momentarily, rare BHP stupefied moment.
3. Sidecar press
4. Oldschool tumblr hangout with @knmacneil Kate and @wnussbaum William, talking 2011 tumblr and how y'all fell off along the way. It’s not like it used to be anymore.
5. Drivebypress
6. Casual printing on a Subaru engine block converted to a press. Longer crank shaft, and the thing is ready to go into mass production. Forgot the guys name, but the motorblock-press is all over insta. Do your social media thing ppl.

This is a print created with a waterless lithography technique. In order to created this limited edition print, the original drawing, created with a variety of traditional and digital techniques, was separated by color and transferred on to three aluminum plates. The surface of each plate was then buffed with silicone, which adheres to the open areas of the plate. Once the silicone was dry, the images were washed away with acetone, leaving the surface of the plate open. The silicone acts as a mask in order to keep ink from sticking to non-image areas.

As a three color print, the yellow plate was printed first. Rubber-based ink is rolled over the plate, then sent through a printing press in order to transfer the ink onto paper. Once the first color was try, the next color, black, could be printed next. Finally, the red-orange was printed.

Unlike commercial printing, the ink on these prints have a glowing quality to them that is created with the overlaying of colors. 

If you have any questions regarding this process, feel free to shoot me a message! If you’d like to support me and my work, please reblog or purchase a print from my Etsy shop.