Botanical Details II – Ghostprint
Ghost print 52×42 with oak frame
Viscosity printing is a printing technique where the printing plate, in this case a steel plate, is dyed in three different colors with different viscosity (or toughness) before it is run through the press and printed on paper.
The plate is printed 2 times after each inking: the first time it is completely saturated in color and the second time, also called shadow printing, the color intensity becomes less and the expression more dreamy.
In this case, the printing plate is produced with a technique called serigraphic etching. Using serigraphy, the motif is printed on the printing plate with a varnish that protects the plate from the etching process.