Golden Image Award Gold Winner!

November 3, 2014 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

GoldenImage_winnerCongratulations to Kieth Stevens on winning SGIA’s prestigious Golden Image Award for his “Peace” fine arts print!

SGIA (the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association) awards their annual Golden Image Award for industry-leading excellence in various specialty imaging categories, including screen print, digital, transfer, and fine arts categories.

Kieth created his print on acid-free paper using 16 acrylic ink colors.  Some of the steps are outlined below.  Once again, we would like to extend a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Kieth on winning his award!

"Peace" print by Kieth Stevens

“Peace” print by Kieth Stevens

Kieth created a hand-made Template using registration tabs.  Each of the substrates were individually pre-registered and tabs were affixed prior to production.  A  master-template was employed  throughout the film, screen and printing processes.

Kieth created a hand-made Template using registration tabs. Each of the substrates were individually pre-registered and tabs were affixed prior to production. A master-template was employed throughout the film, screen and printing processes.

Each color separation was hand-painted  using brush and a glitter/clear acrylic  medium onto a clear Mylar film. 30%  .008 Glitter to base ratio was used.

Each color separation was hand-painted using brush and a glitter/clear acrylic medium onto a clear Mylar film. 30% 0.008 Glitter to base ratio was used.

Five film positives were created:  Blue, red, green, yellow, and purple

Five film positives were created: Blue, red, green, yellow, and purple

Three screens of varying exposure  strengths were created from each of the  five hand-painted positives, 15 color  screens plus one for the black background were made.

Three screens of varying exposure strengths were created from each of the five hand-painted positives, 15 color screens plus one for the black background were made.

Each of the three screens per color were  printed exactly on top of each other with  varying color strengths (20%, 60%, and  100%) to give depth and complexity to  each color. No micro registration system  was used.

Each of the three screens per color were printed exactly on top of each other with varying color strengths (20%, 60%, and 100%) to give depth and complexity to each color. No micro registration system was used.

16 acrylic eco-friendly inks were  used to create this print.  These inks  also fluoresce under UV light

16 acrylic eco-friendly inks were used to create this print. These inks also fluoresce under UV light

Kieth Stevens is the Western regional sales manager for International Coatings. He has been teaching screen printing for more than 10 years and is a regular contributor to International Coatings’ blogs.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of phthalate-compliant screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

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