Silkscreen prints take their name from the silk mesh that used to be stretched between a wood or metal frame before being inked and squeegeed onto a sheet of paper to produce an image. Today, most silkscreens are made of polyester mesh rather than silk, hence the use of terms such as screenprints or screen prints. Since the 1940s, the word serigraph has also been used to describe screenprints intended as prints sold in the fine-art market...Continue Reading