Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 4

EDITORIAL INSIGHTS

BRUSHES WITH GREATNESS
Fine art and screen printing remain as intertwined as ever.

T

wo unforgettable moments from my career are very much front of mind as I think
about this issue of Screen Printing.
The first happened 30 years ago, a short time after I joined the magazine. One
afternoon, I got a peculiar call from a young man who explained in a trembling voice
that he was looking for a way to capture a large physical graphic in a computer file. I
asked him a few questions and couldn't help noticing how carefully (and quietly) he
replied; it was soon apparent that he wasn't alone, as we were frequently interrupted
by the furious bellows of a man standing some distance away in what sounded like
a cavernous space. The conversation felt like a surreal cross between a customer
service inquiry and a scene from "The Silence of the Lambs."
I told him about the drum scanners that were then emerging from companies like
Scitex, warning him that they were very expensive. "Price is no object," he whispered
back, and I finally asked him if the call was some sort of put-on. Turns out that the
raging lunatic in the background was Robert Rauschenberg, the legendary pop art
painter who was pressing his assistant to find a simple way to capture and combine
images for his serigraphs.
A few years later, I had another "brush" with fine art greatness when I had the good
fortune to spend a memorable day with French printer Michel Caza, the subject of this
issue's cover story, at his studio outside Paris. It was my first trip to Europe and it began inauspiciously; just an hour after landing, while riding on an almost empty train to
the city, I learned that my traveling companion, former Screen Printing editor Susan
Venell Frecska, didn't speak French as well as she thought when we were approached
by a dangerous looking man holding a razorblade.
But we arrived safely, and the next day were shown around a printing space unlike any I'd ever seen. A large skylight bathed the printroom in natural light. Fine-art
prints covered the walls of the public spaces. Tall stacks of limited-edition serigraphs
seemed to occupy every available surface. (Virtually everyone I know who also visited
the space says the same thing: "Can you imagine if that building had ever been hit
by a fire or flood?") Caza called his business an atelier for a reason: Though he was
renowned for pushing the boundaries of what screen printing could do and had an estimable reputation as a commercial printer for fashion and retail clients, Caza's heart
lay in those towering stacks of serigraphs.
And I realize, all these years later, that mine does, too. Many
of us who somehow found their way into this business - often
by accident (including Caza, as you will learn in our exclusive
interview with him on pg. 22) - grew to love it. Not because we
liked to calculate the percentage of open area in a mesh, but
because the process we had all come to know presented an
infinite number of creative possibilities.
You may not have many opportunities to print masterpieces, but as you read about this most celebrated of screen
printers, remember that the solutions you devise on behalf of
your clients are works of art as well.

STEVE DUCCILLI, ASDPT

4

SCREENPRINTING

www.screenweb.com

EDITORIAL
Steve Duccilli
Senior Vice President of Content
steve.duccilli@stmediagroup.com
Anya Rao
Associate Editor
anya.rao@stmediagroup.com
Kelsey Johnson
Associate Editor
kelsey.johnson@stmediagroup.com
Adrienne Palmer
Contributing Editor
adrienne.palmer@stmediagroup.com
Kathleen DeZarn
Guest Art Director
kathy.dezarn@stmediagroup.com
Linda Volz
Production Coordinator
linda.volz@stmediagroup.com

SALES
Senior Vice President/Group Publisher
Murray Kasmenn
murray.kasmenn@stmediagroup.com
770-578-2577
Business Development Managers
Lou Arneberg - East and Midwest US,
Eastern Canada
lou.arneberg@stmediagroup.com
800-654-5169

Jim Karwowski - West and South US,
Western Canada, Europe, Asia
jim.karwowski@stmediagroup.com
630-474-4038
Karen Jones - NC, SC, GA, Classifieds
karen.jones@stmediagroup.com
843-697-3802
Tedd Swormstedt
President
Christine Baloga
Audience Development Manager
Kari Freudenberger
Director of Online Media
Customer Services
Screen Printing Subscription Services
P.O. Box 3060, Northbrook, IL 60065
P: 847-504-8166/877-494-0727
F: 847-763-9030 E: SP@omeda.com

Free Subscription
www.screenweb.com/subscribe
Renewals/Address Changes
www.screenweb.com/renew


http://www.screenweb.com http://www.screenweb.com/subscribe http://www.screenweb.com/renew

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Screen Printing - June/July 2018

Contents
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - Cover1
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - Cover2
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 1
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - Contents
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 3
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 4
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 5
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 6
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 7
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 8
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 9
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 10
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 11
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 12
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 13
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 14
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 15
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 16
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 17
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 18
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 19
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 20
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 21
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 22
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 23
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 24
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 25
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 26
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 27
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 28
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 29
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 30
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 31
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 32
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 33
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 34
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 35
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - 36
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - Cover3
Screen Printing - June/July 2018 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20191201
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20191011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20190809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20190607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20190405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20190203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20181201
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20181011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20180809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20180607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20180405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20180203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_201712201801
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20171011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20170809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20170607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20170405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20170203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_201612201701
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20161011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20160809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20160607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20160405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20160203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20161201
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20151011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20150809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20150607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20150405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20150203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20151201
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20141011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20140809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20140607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20140405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20140203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20141201
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20131011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20130809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20130607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20130405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20130203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20131201
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20121011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20120809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20120607
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com