“Serimania” was inaugurated on the 28th of January 1985, inside the historic Palazzo Strassoldo in piazza S. Antonio, Gorizia. Sponsor of that event was the artist Franco Dugo. “Serimania” was the result of the union between Ignazio’s graphic office and the historical silk-screen printing workshop “Cei”, taken over by Maria Lucia.

The wide space of Palazzo Strassoldo offered a perfect area for work and brainchild.
It soon became also a meeting point for all the artists and friends who shared the passion for theatre and the experience at the Little Theatre of Gorizia, which positively influenced our work attitude. Those were different times, we continuously worked but we could also find the time to dedicate to curious visitors, friends and to the seven cats that shared with us the workshop and the beautiful garden of the uninhabited building.

That romantic vision didn’t prevent us from having new ideas in order to make progress in graphic work and to keep our printing systems up-to-date. We were among the first in Gorizia to use an Apple Mac to elaborate graphics, cutting plotters for poster designing, digital printing plotters and other special tools, without overlooking screen printing, that we still consider an irreplaceable method to achieve specific results.
In 1999 started a tutoring partnership with the Centre of Mental Health of the Local Health Administration Unit and we began to hold courses of silk-screen printing for patients of the Centres of addictions and mental health, in collaboration with the social cooperative “il Grande Carro”.

In 2000 we had to leave Palazzo Strassoldo, which was transformed into a hotel, and we moved our offices to a location on via Colobini and our workshop inside the extraordinary Parco Basaglia, where we still host patients with work bursaries from the above departments.

In 2002 we opened a show-room in Monfalcone, that allowed us to increase our clientele.
Now, inside Palazzo Strassoldo, our former location hosts a beautiful tavern and waking by it, it’s still possible to hear a cat greeting with its meow.

Serimania was born in 1985 as a graphic workshop, with the aim of transforming ideas into concrete projects and producing promotional material to communicate. The first silk-screen printing workshop developed with the new digital technologies: pencil has been replaced by computer, lira by euro, word of mouth by marketing strategy, reclame by advertising, becoming the focus of interest for the contemporary and creative communication. Clients have always been part of different groups: public authorities, companies, freelances, associations or private sectors. Versatility is our virtue, ability to interact is our strong point. .

The Screen printing

Screen printing 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 through the mesh openings to wet the substrate during the squeegee stroke. Basically, it is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, whether it be t-shirts, posters, stickers, vinyl, wood, or other material.

Screen printing is more versatile than traditional printing techniques. The surface does not have to be printed under pressure, unlike etching or lithography, and it does not have to be planar. Different inks can be used to work with a variety of materials, such as textiles, ceramics, wood, paper, glass, metal, and plastic.

Team

  • (Italiano) Ignazio

    Gorizia / Grafica / Relazione con i clienti

  • (Italiano) Lucia

    Gorizia / Stampa serigrafica / Amministrazione

  • (Italiano) Filippo

    Gorizia / Grafica / Stampa digitale / Allestimenti

  • (Italiano) Roberto

    Monfalcone / Responsabile di filiale / Relazione con i Clienti

  • (Italiano) Diego

    Gorizia Lab / Stampa serigrafia / Allestimenti