Printing serigraphs is a process consisting of many steps, a centuries-old craft which is being preserved by Atelier Landberg in Aspudden, Stockholm, where Catarina Landberg since a couple of years has taken over the printshop from her father, Ingvar Landberg, who started it in the seventies.
In this case, Elin Odentia has started out be making a painting sketch, which is the material that she is used to working with. With the help of printer Catarina Landberg, this is to be transferred to the world of serigraphs.
Sketches alongside the finished print
Elin Odentia working on the mylar films, one film for each colour to be printed
Several mylar films on top of each other, to see how the colours will come together
Elin Odentia working on the films
The motive has been transferred to the printing screens
The printing ink is mixed by hand...
...to get the perfect hue
Ready to be used
The printing ink is poured onto a screen mounted in the printing press
Catarina Landberg spreads out the ink
Papers are fed into the printing press one by one...
...and left to dry after each colour has been printed
Test prints are evaluated
Finally the edition is printed, then every print is examined individually, signed and numbered
Elin Odentia signing
The whole edition of 80 is done!