Print Making Tools

Printing or Print Making

Is the process of creating artworks by printing, normally on paper, but also on fabric, wood, metal, and other surfaces. It is also an art form using a process for reproducing images that involves the transfer of ink from a plate or woodblock to paper, canvas, or other surface that will ultimately hold the work of art.

Printing or Print Making in the visual arts is defines as:
1. transfer (a colored design or pattern) to a surface.
2. mark or indent (the surface of a soft substance).
3. make (a mark or indentation) on a surface or in a soft substance by pressing something onto it.
4. write (text) clearly without joining the letters or handwriting in which the letters are written separately rather than being joined together.


Printing Tools

Painting Knives

Drawing Instruments

Drawing Aids

Studio Equipment


Drawing Surfaces


Gouache or Opaque Watercolor

Surface Protection

Studio Equipment

Studio Aids


Includes the following.

Is made in the same way as a monotype but is one of a series, therefore not wholly unique. One image maybe pulled from the plate. However a secondary or third less contrasted image maybe pulled from the same plate afterwards. This is called a 'ghost' image, it will have the same shapes but different values.

Monotype and monoprint are sometimes used interchangeably because both involve the transfer of water-based or oil based ink onto paper using a transfer process or a press.


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