serico-, seric-, seri- +
(Greek > Latin: silk)
From Greek, serikos, silken; literally, pertaining to the Seres, the Asian people from whom the Greeks first obtained silk. Don't confuse this seri- with another seri- in "serial" or "series" and serio- in "serious", etc.
2. Covered with silky down; such as, a leaf.
3. Having the soft smooth feel of silk.
2. A viscous gelatinous protein that forms on the surface of raw-silk fibers.
3. A gelatinous nitrogenous material extracted from crude silk and other similar fiber by boiling in water; also called "silk gelatin" or "silk gum".
The name sericite comes from the Latin sericus, "silken", referring to the to the silky sheen of rocks with abundant sericite.
2. The production of raw silk and the rearing of silkworms for the purpose of producing silk.
Sericels, sometimes called serigraph cels. The serigraphy process involves silk-screening each individual color to the cel, one at a time. Every distinct shade is a separate screen, and a separate pass in the procedure. As a result of this fine art operation, each color is flawlessly reproduced
Sericels are also created in limited quantities, typically 2500 to 5000 pieces. Because of their larger edition size, sericels are the most affordable type of animation art, ideal for the beginning collector.
Originally, these screens were made of silk, hence the name by which this process is also known: silk-screening.
To produce a serigraphic print, a separate stencil-like screen is made for each area that is to be printed in one color of ink. The ink is then pressed through the screen onto the paper. The inks sit on top of the heavy paper on which the final serigraph is produced. Because the ink is not absorbed by the paper as in other processes, the final serigraphic print actually looks like a painting on paper.