Prints by Nik Semenoff

To give viewers a better idea of waterless lithography
and use of my processes have meant for my work, I
have decided to include a selection of my more popular prints.

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Award

A 26 x 20 inch waterless lithograph in 12 colors from 8 plates. The original image was made with plastics applied to glass and scanned to be manipulated in Photoshop. The image was printed out on a wide format inkjet printer and exposed to my own positive plates. Flats and textures were put on other plates by the various techniques developed for my process. An image taken from an actual medal in printed with interference pigments on the hanging element. Printed in 2006.

 

Medal Collection

A 20 x 27 waterless litho printed in 12 colors from 11 plates. Three images from Dover collection of ancient drawings were used to print faces on medal fronts in interference pigments. Line image was printed from Epson 3000 inkjet and exposed to my positive plates, while flats were red paper attached to Mylar. Printed in 2002.

Flag for an Unknown Country

A 30 x 22 inch waterless lithograph printed in 8 colors from 7 plates. Two HC negatives were produced by exposing a 4 x 5 glass positive using plastics; these were used to produce diazo wipe-on plates for the line image. Kwik Proof was used for registration on other plates using one of the negatives, then toner washes, Sumi ink and other medium was used for making them. Linear offset was used to print all colors in 1996.

Offical Map

A 26 x 20 inch waterless lithograph printed in 11 colors from 11 plates. Image is assembled plastics on glass that was scanned and manipulated in Photoshop. Inkjet transparenies were exposed to my own positive plates and printed by linear offset and direct transfer from plates. Printed in 2006.

Bird of Prey

A 20 x 26 inch waterless litho printed from recycled plates in 2005. The eagle was a small drawing I made, then put a sheet of Mylar over it and scratched lines that I filled with black ink, then scanned to produce a large transparency for exposure to positive plates. Flats made with red paper attached to Mylar for exposure to plates.

 

Ozymandieas

A 26 x 20 inch waterless lithograph printed from my positive plates in 2006. The image was made up of plastics attached to glass and scanned for the line detail. It was printed out on a wide format inkjet printer and exposed to plates. Toner wash was applied to Mylar and transferred to a recycled plate. Flats were produced by painting in areas with dextrin, using iron oxide lines transferred from Mylar.

 

 

Pieces

A 26 x 20 inch waterless lithograph printed in 2006. Plastic shapes were attached to glass and scanned to be manipulated in Photoshop for printing out on a wide format inkjet printer. Exposed to my own positive plates; the other colors registered by using an iron oxide line drawing transferred to a number of plates, which were painted in with dextrin to mask out the silicone.

Whatever

26 x 20 inch waterless lithograph printed in 9 colors from 8 plates. The image was made from plastics attached to glass and scanned to be manupulated in Photoshop. The line positives were printed out on an HP wide format inkjet printer and exposed to a Dupont positive plate. Flats were made by cutting out red paper pasted unto Mylar for exposure to my own positive plates. Printed in 2005.

If anyone has questions about particular techniques I used, please contact me by E-mail and I will try and explain the processes.

Updated May 2007