Saturday, May 3, 2014

Chinn Wang's Screenprints on Wood

The annual Southern Graphics Council conference was held this year in the San Francisco Bay Area. The best demonstration that I saw was by printmaker, Chinn Wang, who screen prints directly onto wood using the same process as for paper. To compensate for the raised printing surface, Chinn props up the screen by inserting a small piece of wood in each clamp under the screen (see red arrow in photo below). What a simple solution to needing more height under the screen! —Rebecca Katz

See Chinn's screen prints on wood here and here.

The small pieces of wood are the exact same height as the wood on which she is printing.
The shaped wood panels for Chinn's intricate installations are cut in advance of printing, and she uses exact registration. She is also a fan of CMYK for her color palette.

The demo took place at the University of California at Berkeley on March 28, 2014.