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Screen printing is the best known print-through print making technique.
The "screen" is a fabric-covered frame that serves as a stencil. The printable parts of the screen are permeable; the other parts are sealed with a photopolymer. Using a "squeegee", a long rubber lip, the ink is transferred through the screen onto the printing surface. The screen can be prepared in various ways. Usually a film is created used to expose the coated screen. Areas of the screen covered by the film are then washed, so that they become permeable. Christian Oevermann also works using this method. Templates for the various printing operations are created computer-based and are exposed to film or plotted.
The main advantage of the screen printing method is its flexibility. Thus, besides paper and cardboard, also textiles, plastics, wood, metals and foils can be printed onto. Also, large formats can be printed on, which is not feasible with other methods or only with extreme effort.
A Lambda print is an extreme high-resolution print created using a digital process and exposed directly onto a photographic media.
A portfolio is a collection of individual prints belonging together thematically. These prints may have different formats and editions, consist of various materials treated with different methods and are typically not published at the same time. Christian Oevermann mostly works simultaneously on prints of several portfolios. When a portfolio is complete, this will be reported separately. We provide a special package to buy all prints of a portfolio at once at a discounted price. We strive to deliver all sheets of a complete portfolio with the same number.
"AP" is a short cut for "Artist's Proof", "PP" stands for "Printer's Proof." These are sheets provided as reference copies for the artist and the printer in addition to the regular edition.
A "Limited Edition Print" is a print with a defined edition. The edition and the number of the copy are listed next to the artist's signature on every sheet. Besides the regular edition, a small number of artist's proofs and printer's proofs will be produced. The total edition is derived from the sum of the regular edition, APs and PPs. After printing all templates are destroyed, just as any waste sheets and faulty copies.
However, you can. Of any edition there is only the first edition. Then, all templates will be destroyed. Printing additional copies is thus excluded.
Reproduction graphics is used to reproduce a unique original piece of artwork. Usually a photograph is made, this "screened" and then printed in four-color offset printing ("CMYK").
In contrast original graphics is a work of art for itself, there is no underlying single original. The printing process usually is very expensive, Christian Oevermann uses up to twenty colors for printing. Original graphics is produced in strict limitation, each sheet signed by the artist and marked with the respective edition and sheet number.
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Currently we do not maintain own gallery space. However, we operate a display case with regularly changing exhibits in Eilles Passage, Residenzstr. 13, 80333 Munich. If you want to get a personal overview of works, please contact us directly. We will be glad to arrange an appoinment with you.
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