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Printmaking 101

Shows materials, tools, process and examples for printmaking in the classroom

Marissa Lehner

on 6 November 2012

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Transcript of Printmaking 101

Printmaking 101 Plate Printmaking Tools and Materials Plate is where the actual image is created, through carving, drawing, and painting. Image will then be "printed" from the plate EXAMPLES Printing Ink special ink used for printmaking, thicker than paint Brayer (Roller) A brayer is a hand roller used in printmaking techniques to spread ink in the process of offsetting an image from a plate to paper. Paper Baren/Clean Brayer Choose from variety of colors, thickness of paper. Add texture, color to paper before printing Used to press plate/ink onto paper evenly, when you don't have a printing press Step 2: Step 5: Step 3: Step 4: Step 1: Select your paper, it should be at least 1/2 inch larger on all sides than your plate. If you need to use the paper cutter, make sure to KEEP YOUR FINGERS AWAY FROM THE BLADE and take your time lining up the paper with the straight edges. (HINT: Cut all paper at the same time: ensure all the same size) PAPER CUTTER Place INK on Inking board. About one stripe of ink. Use your BRAYER to roll out ink in both directions. You will know the ink is evenly distributed and ready when it makes the zssst noise. Check your BRAYER to make sure it is evenly coated with ink. Roll brayer over your plate in single rolls (don’t roll back and forth). Place your plate (INK down) in the center of your paper. Apply pressure using BAREN or CLEAN BRAYER. Make sure to rub all areas of your plate. GENTLY remove paper from plate. Put your name and period number, and place on the drying rack.
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