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What is Printmaking?

Printmaking is the process of creating 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 the same piece, which is called a print. Each print produced is not considered a "copy" but rather is considered an "original". This is because typically each print varies to an extent due to variables intrinsic to the printmaking process, and also because the imagery of a print is typically not simply a reproduction of another work but rather is often a unique image designed from the start to be expressed in a particular printmaking technique. A print may be known as an impression. Printmaking (other than monotyping) is not chosen only for its ability to produce multiple impressions, but rather for the unique qualities that each of the printmaking processes lends itself to. [Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printmaking, downloaded 2 July 2019].

Wikipedia article full downloaded text (Includes short introductions to Woodcut, Engraving, Etching, Mezzotint, Aquatint, Drypoint, Lithography, Screenprinting, Monotype, Monoprint, Mixed-media prints, Digital prints and Foil imaging).

Handy Resources

Bookmaking:One page folds from booklyn.org/booklyn-ed-manual/.

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Mail: PO Box 189, Emu Park Qld 4710. E-Mail: capricorniaprintmakers @ gmail.com. Studio: G-0.8 Walter Reid Cultural Centre, Corner Derby and East Street, Rockhampton. Page last updated 15 August 2019 [lz]