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Printmaking is the process of making pictures by printing, normally on paper.

Except for the monotype, the process is capable of producing multiples of the same

pieces, called an impression.Each piece is an original not a copy but since there is a

reproduction of another work of art and is technically known as print. The prints are

created from a single original surface, knowntechnically as a matrix. Common types of

matrices include: plates of metal, usually copper or zinc for engraving or etching, stone

lithography used, blocks of wood for woodcuts, linoleum Linocuts andfabric plates for

screen-printing. But there are many other kinds. The printed works of a single plate create

edition, in modern times, each signed and numbered limited generally to form anissue.

Prints can also be published in book form, as artist's books. A single print could be the

product of one or multiple techniques.

Contend Relief printing where the ink is on theoriginal surface of the array. Relief

techniques include woodcut or woodblock, where the ink goes beneath the original

surface of the array. Carving techniques include: engraving, etching,mezzotint, aquatint,

loin-colle and dry point. Planographic, wherein the matrix retains its entire surface, but

some parts are trying to make the image. Planographic techniques include: lithography,monotype and digital techniques.Other types of printmaking techniques outside of these

groups include collography and imaging of the leaf. Modern printing technology can be

included such asdigital printers, media and combination digital photographic process and

conventional processes.

My favorite is Woodcut, a type of relief printing is the earliest printmaking

technique,and the only traditionally used in the Far East. It was probably first developed

as a means of printing patterns on cloth, and the 5th century in China was used to print

text and images on...
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