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What is Printmaking?

Printmaking Description
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Stephanie Pop

on 27 March 2011

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Transcript of What is Printmaking?

What is Printmaking? How are prints made? Types of Printmaking Screenprinting Intaglio Relief Lithography History of Printmaking Woodcut Relief printing is printing from a raised surface. A simple example of relief printing is a rubber stamp pressed into a stamp pad and pressed onto a piece of paper. Printmaking is the process of making mulitple copies of images, for either artistic purposes or as a way of communication. They are usually printed on paper. This describes prints that are made by cutting the picture into the surface of the printing plate. Using a sharp V-shaped tool - called a burin - the printmaker gouges the lines of an image into the surface of a smooth polished sheet of metal or in some cases a piece of plexiglass. A variation of this technique - known as engraving - is etching. With etching, acids are used to eat into the metal plate.
Lithography is a method for printing using a stone (lithographic limestone)
or a metal plate with a completely smooth surface Screen printing is a printing technique
that uses a woven mesh to
support an ink-blocking stencil. The Beginning: How it all started Now Printmaking is an important part of human civilization,
as it is a proof of evolution of our communication,
advertising and rapid spread of information. Why are we learning
about printmaking? Where When Why How The printing technology really started to take place
as ealy as 105 AD. That's 1906 years ago! Some say Europe was the birth of the printing technology, but their printing technology came hundreds of years after East Asia's printing technology, specifically China's. Printing technology made it easier
to make many copies
much faster and easier then
doing it by making hand written copies. In essence, the inked areas are transferred to the paper using different techniques.
The surface area of the matrix has been carved out to hold the ink. Then paper is put on top of the surface and rolled through a roller on a steady surface. After it goes through, the inked part is transferred to the paper, making a print. Mono print A single print is transferred from a plate, which has been painted with ink as opposed to paint. Only one print can be pulled of the plate
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