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Intro to Printmaking
Transcript of Intro to Printmaking
the process of making artworks by printing
the process is capable of producing
of a same piece, which is called a
(except in the case of mono typing)
types of printmaking
ink is applied to a raised surface to create a print
this is started with a flat surface and removing the areas you don't want in your print
common forms of relief:
woodcut, woodblocks, linoleum carving
a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate (such as paperboard or wood)
ink is applied beneath the surface to create a print; using a printing press
in this process, the artists etches the image into a plate, the ink is then held in the removed area to create the print
the direct opposite of relief printing
ink is transferred through a created screen
always the exceptions
a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface.
monotyping produces a unique print, or monotype, because most of the ink is removed during the initial pressing
a form of printmaking that uses a matrix such as a woodblock, litho stone, or copper plate, but produces impressions that are unique
many techniques used in monoprinting, including collagraph, collage, hand-painted additions, and a form of tracing by which thick ink is laid down on a table, paper is placed on the ink, and the back of the paper is drawn on, transferring the ink to the paper. Monoprints can also be made by altering the type, color, and viscosity of the ink used to create different prints