I am currently in a printmaking class and these are a few of the artists that we have studied this year. Most printmakers dabble in different types of printing. I am in an intaglio class, so most of these artists do etching or litho
Chuck Close- we know him for his awesome realistic paintings, but he did prints too
Albrecht Durer- probably the most famous, and really incredible
Rembrant- didn't only paint
Ingres- might be difficult to find some
Hey Starr Lite,
My Father did silk screen printing in the 50's and 60's as his work, and I use to work with him. He printed labels for products like Eureka vacuums, A&W Root Beer.
A silk screen is stretched on a frame big enough to hold paint and cover the design. A design is applied to the screen, that prevents ink from going through. So, only the areas with no design get ink. Then the screen is lowered onto the thing to receive the ink (t-shirt, label, sign, etc). Now the Paint is put on the screen, and a squeege (like you clean your windows with, but industrial strength) is used to evenly spread the paint over the design, and paint flows through the screen at the points where there is no design.
Screen printing is one of the world's oldest methods of printing words and images. Its origin can be traced back to early Egyptian and Chinese civilizations. Although it is an ancient process, there have been many new innovations and improvements in the last decades. Glow in the dark and scented inks, dye discharge for printing on darks, environmentally friendly and extremely high quality water based inks. Not to mention computer artwork!