An extremely crucial and very traditional phase of the serigraph printing process is the challenge of mixing and blending colors for the print.

After isolating the color on a mylar (stencil), the chromist (who is usually an artist as well) has to hand-mix the color to match the original, taking into account many variables such as the change in ink color when layered upon another previously printed color. Again, the colors are matched to the original the old fashion way”by sight!

The knowledge of color theory is of utmost importance for this step.