Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials & Processes

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Printmaking; a Complete Guide to Materials and Process covers fundamental techniques updating traditional approaches to incorporate new materials and current practices in the contemporary print studio, with special attention to safety. In addition to technical information, this book explores the processes and functions of print media that inform the very strategy of art-making. It considers the “how” and the “why” of printmaking as an artistic practice. Works illustrated in this book offer innovative examples from across the globe that position print at the cutting edge of contemporary art.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205664535
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/7/2009
  • Series: MySearchLab Series for Art Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:



The Generative Matrix

The Delay


The Multiple


Originality, Authorship, Authority

Print Classification

1 Practical Matters

Setting Up Shop


Inks and Additives



Proofing and Editioning

Safety in the Print Shop

2 Digital Processes


Digital Purposes

Inkjet Basics

Photo-printmaking Basics

Artist profile—Randy Bolton

3 Screen Printing

Tools and Materials

Planning the Image

Basic Stencils

Artist profile—David Sandlin


4 Relief

Tools and Materials

Matrix-making Process

Printing the Relief

Artist Profile—Karen Kunc

Color Relief Printing

Beyond the Press

5 Intaglio

The Etching Process

Tools and Materials

Preparing the Plate

Non-acid Platemaking Techniques

Acid-based Platemaking Techniques

Photo Intaglio

Photopolymer Flexographic Plates

Intaglio Printing

Artist Profile—Jo Ganter

Image Transfer for Multi-plate Prints

Color Intaglio Printing

6 Collagraph

Collagraph Materials

Approaches to Collagraph

Artist profile—Wael A. Sabour

Printing the Collagraph Plate

7 Lithography

The Process in Brief

Traditional Stone and Plate Lithography

Creating an Image


Printing the Lithograph

Artist profile—Ingrid Ledent

Color Lithography

Innovations in Planographic Printing

8 Monoprint

Tools and Materials

Image-making Strategies

Printing the Monoprint

Master printer profile—Tom Blaess

Watercolor Monoprint

9 Mixed Media

Combining Processes

Print Strategies

Artist profile—Phyllis McGibbon

Crossing Other Boundaries





Credits & Acknowledgments

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