Intaglio Etching

Intaglio (in-tal-ee-oh) Intaglio is used to describe a specific family of printmaking that utilizes the incised line in a surface (usually a metal like copper or zinc) to retain ink which is then transferred to a special paper by way of extreme pressure. It is the direct opposite of relief printmaking. The method originates from antiquity,... Continue Reading →

Monotype Vs Monoprint

Printmaking 101: Monoprint vs Monotype Side by Side monotype by Ellen Verdon Winkler When visiting the gallery you may notice that many artists create monoprints and monotypes.  Unlike some print techniques which go by various names (screenprints and serigraphs are the same thing), these two processes are different! Both monoprints and monotypes involve the transfer of ink from... Continue Reading →

Printmaking 101: What is printmaking?

Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints that have an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting. Except in the case of monotyping, the process is capable of producing multiples of a same piece, which is called a print. Each print produced... Continue Reading →

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