I’m now taking an advanced printmaking class this quarter and basically it is studio hours where you can do whenever you want to create a beautiful larger size print!
I learned a new technique called 4-color process which I didn’t get a chance to learn last quarter. I learned about half-tone process instead. I was told that it’s not an easy process. I remember the first time I tried and it didn’t work. Only two colors came out, so I had to start all over again. This time it worked! It made me so curious to experiment more of this technique.
Here is the result of the second print –
It came out nice. You must wonder how it works, right? Basically you need 4 plates that have CMYK colors. I had 4 different films to print out that show all the half-tone color (black one) that represents each color, then expose them on the UV exposure machine and then develop them for 9 minutes. My professor said we have to remember the steps for color to overlap which is the YMCA song, which I found funny.
Here is the picture of each plate to overlap to make a beautiful print –
If you really like to experiment a new field, then printmaking is one of the classes that you can experiment all variety of fine arts/photography etc. to make a beautiful print! 🙂