Screen printing (serigraphy) is the youngest printmaking technique and at the same time the most versatile and versatile printing process - both artistically and industrially. Screen printing offers artists possibilities that no other printmaking technique offers: the interaction of graphic, painterly and photographic processes. Colour can be introduced into the printmaking process in very high intensity - both in opaque and transparent consistency - in a way that is otherwise only possible in painting. Moreover, artists are no longer dependent on paper as a printing medium, but can include materials such as wood, glass, plastics, metals, canvas, etc. in the printing process.
The screen printing workshop at the HfG is equipped with a semi-automatic printing table for DIN A2 format, followed by a manual vacuum printing table for DIN A2 and two manual printing tables for various formats and a textile printing table in winter semester 2022. In addition, there is a copying facility designed for large formats, a wash-out basin and a drying cabinet.
The workroom is currently still designed for the use of solvent-based inks; from WS 2022, the conversion or expansion to a water-based ink system will be actively implemented.
Courses are offered for undergraduate and graduate students; outside of course times, the workshop is available to students for the realisation of their own projects as well as for artistic and experimental work.