CMYK/Spot Colour Printing: These images are taken from my screen print ‘FIRST MAN:PACIFIC’, (see website) part of a series of paper and textile prints based around the concept of exploration and discovery.
Take out a magnifying glass and look closely at the images in a newspaper and you will see thousands of tiny dots all touching in closely engineered patterns. Each dot represents a colour, C=Cyan, M=Magenta, Y=Yellow, K=Key (or black). The dots are printed together (therefore mixed as they overlap) in the proportion necessary to create a fully colored and tonal image.
The process in Screen Printing is time consuming, involving several stages of image preparation and the use of four screens (one for each color) but the end result is usually worth all the hard work. Standing back from the print gives the overall impression of the intended image, close up, the image becomes a mystery in a landscape of dots.