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What is printmaking?

An image is created in ink on a surface ('plate'). A sheet of paper is laid over the inky plate and pressure is applied so that the ink transfers to the paper. The paper is peeled off and 'Hey Presto!' a print has been made.

A printmaker isn't the same as a printer who does more hi-tec stuff. Printmaking can get hellishly complicated but generally it is a ve-r-ry slow process. Lots of stages have to be gone through - designing the plate, making the plate, checking, preparing the ink and paper etc. Lots of opportunities to ruin it all. That's why it has to be slow, and it can get very messy (but I'm very careful)

About me- I'm a printmaker. I have been concentrating on linocuts since I got the printmaking bug and obtained a professional diploma in printmaking…

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  • Born on March 20
  • Joined December 1, 2009

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lino, vinyl, ink, paper, oil

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Printmaking originals from lino

About

What is printmaking?

An image is created in ink on a surface ('plate'). A sheet of paper is laid over the inky plate and pressure is applied so that the ink transfers to the paper. The paper is peeled off and 'Hey Presto!' a print has been made.

A printmaker isn't the same as a printer who does more hi-tec stuff. Printmaking can get hellishly complicated but generally it is a ve-r-ry slow process. Lots of stages have to be gone through - designing the plate, making the plate, checking, preparing the ink and paper etc. Lots of opportunities to ruin it all. That's why it has to be slow, and it can get very messy (but I'm very careful)

About me- I'm a printmaker. I have been concentrating on linocuts since I got the printmaking bug and obtained a professional diploma in printmaking in 2009 but I have recently moved into a lovely large space where I hope to develop my techniques.

Convo me if you have any questions or to say hello.
Star.

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