Definitions for serigraphˈsɛr ɪˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ser•i•graphˈsɛr ɪˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf(n.)

  1. a print made by the silkscreen process.

    Category: Fine Arts

Origin of serigraph:

1885–90; seri- < Gk sḗr silkworm +-i-+ -graph


Princeton's WordNet

  1. silkscreen, silk screen print, serigraph(noun)

    a print made using a stencil process in which an image or design is superimposed on a very fine mesh screen and printing ink is squeegeed onto the printing surface through the area of the screen that is not covered by the stencil


  1. serigraph(Noun)

    A silk-screen print made by serigraphy


  1. Screen printing

    Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A fill blade or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink through the mesh openings to wet the substrate during the squeegee stroke. Basically, it is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, whether it be t-shirts, posters, stickers, vinyl, wood, or other material. Screen printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of polyester or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade or squeegee and onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. As the screen rebounds away from the substrate the ink remains on the substrate. It is also known as silkscreen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing. One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.


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