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Each print is called an...
Made by an indirect process.
Method by which multiple copies can be reproduced.
A limited number that can be made.
The bottom number is the total of impressions made.
The top number which impression within the edition.
The very first impression.
The most valuable print.
Not included in the edition.
The artist's proof
4 methods of printing
- 1. Relief
- 2. Intaglio
- 3. Lithography
- 4. Screenprinting
Any printing method in which the image to be printed is raised from a back ground.
(i.e. Rubber stamp)
3 Types of relief
- 1. Woodcut
- 2. Wood engraving
- 3. Linocut
The artist draws the image on a block of wood.
The the artist carves out the surrounding areas.
The block is inked and placed on paper. The paper is rubbed over the block to transfer the ink.
(i.e. 4 horseman/apocolypse)
(i.e. Preface to the Diamond Sutra 868)
Artist famous for working in black and white. Especailly wood cut.
Known for "The widow, from war )
Most of her work is about death, pain, suffering.
Using multiple blocks to print images in color.
One block carved for each color.
(i.e. Chao Mei. Autumn Glory)Created in the 14th century by China
To make sure blocked images line up correctly when printed.
Carving using the end grian of the wood.
The wood grain creates fine lines across the image.
Same as woodcut but uses linoleum.
Easy to cut.
The second major category of print making.
The reverse of relief methods.
Ink is in the recessed areas.
Means "to cut"
5 Types of Intaglio print.
- 1. Engraving
- 2. Drypoint
- 3. Mezzotint
- 4. Etching
- 5. Aquatint
The oldest of intaglio techniques. A burin is used to cut lines into the metal plate.
As it cuts, fine peices of metal are cut out.
Closely related to pen and ink
Similar to engraving except the tool is a drypoint needle. As the needle scratches the surface, it creates a burr, or thin ridge of metal.
lines tend be softer like pastels.
Louise bourgeois - Spider
Developed in the 17th century.A reverse process in which the artist works from dark to light.The artist roughens the plate with a tool called a rocker.Lighter tones are created by smoothing the rough areas.
Use acids to eat lines in metal plate.Covers the plate with acid resistent substance called a ground.Draws a design with metal needle.
Similar to engraving.Produces areas of grey values.coated with resin and heated.Dropped in acid.Acid eats where there is no resin.Usually compbined with other methods of intaglio like etching.
A planographic process. Not raised or depressed.
Oil and water don't mix.
Artist draws image on limestone in greasy crayon or ink (tusche), seals it, dampens to ink the print
Uses the idea of stencils.
Artist draws image
The artist draws on srface, then the paper is hand rubbed to transfer the image.
Once transferred, it cannot be reproduced.
Can use wipe plate clean and darw again for transfer
Spraying ink from data.
No limits to the amount of prints