Today, there is a health-conscious and environmentally-aware public that understands the need for solid information about the quality and use of water-based technology. In "Water-Based Screenprinting", artist and master printer Roni Henning expands and explores the direction that this technology has taken the world of printmaking over the last decade. Screenprinting has always been known for its versatility, brilliant colour, large formats, varied surfaces, and ability to combine with other print mediums - making it arguably the most popular method of printmaking. The book begins with a discussion of the advances and new directions in water-based technology followed by the new materials available for today's artist.
Subsequent chapters include: Monoprinting (a new watercolour process that the author developed), which allows the artist to draw and paint directly onto the screen, thereby creating an original drawing or painting; Understanding Colour Separations, which demonstrates a correct and easy colour mixing method along with step-by-step examples of colour proofing that even a novice can understand; and Using the Computer for Screenprinting, which details the latest advances in computer-generated color separations, how they are created and their application to screenprinting. Screenprinting is more popular than ever before. This work spotlights "green" technology, which is safe for all artists.
Roni Henning was the director of the Screenprinting Workshop at the New York Institute of Technology for twenty years. She has printed editions for such notable artists as Romare Bearden, Andy Warhol, and Red Grooms.