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At Of Cabbages & Kings we house an eclectic and ever evolving collection of contemporary fine art prints by practicing British artists. While often colourful and humorous, our prints range in style and media from collage, etching and linoprint to silkscreen and giclée. Most prints are in limited edition, but we also offer open edition print runs allowing for affordable artwork for your walls alongside the more unique and collectable.

Follow the links above for our artists' profiles. 

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Screen printing:

Screen printing or silk screen is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A fill blade or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink into the mesh openings for transfer by capillary action during the squeegee stroke. Basically, it is the process of using a stencil to apply ink onto another material whether it be t-shirts, posters, stickers, vinyl, wood, or any material that can keep the image onto its surface.

Screen printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of polyester or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade or squeegee and onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. A number of screens can be used to produce a multicolored image or design.

Etching:

The process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio in the metal. The plate is then put through a high-pressure printing press together with a sheet of paper (often moistened to soften it). The paper picks up the ink from the etched lines, making a print. The process can be repeated many times

Woodcut:

A relief printing technique in which an image is carved into the surface of a block of wood, with the printing parts remaining level with the surface while the non-printing parts are removed, typically with gouges. The areas to show 'white' are cut away with a knife or chisel, leaving the characters or image to show in 'black' at the original surface level. The surface is covered with ink by rolling over the surface with an ink-covered roller, leaving ink upon the flat surface but not in the non-printing areas.

Linocut:

Linocut or linoprint is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller, and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.

Giclée:

Quality fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers and using fade-resistant, archival inks. The process was originally invented in the late 1980s by Jack Duganne.