Shaina McCoy’s work is easily recognisable by the signature thick layers she paints with, creating portraits using the texture she makes with her brush strokes. For our soon to be announced edition with her we wanted to recreate this effect in a print edition. Our lovely production team found a really cool method using a UV flatbed printer that could create raised layers that mimic the texture of brush strokes.
The printer applies UV ink that is almost immediately cured by the UV light in the printer. This almost instantaneous curation process means you can build up to layers that you can see and even feel. Nine layers of this texture are applied on a paper base. After this a full opaque white overprint is applied and then the colour. Finally, the selective spot varnish is printed as final layer and voila!
We’ll share more details on this edition soon. What you think of this technique, any other artists who's work you'd like to see with this insane texture? 👀