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Which paper best suits which printmaking process?

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Given the many other labour-intensive and time-consuming stages of printmaking – not least the production of the matrix, such as the plate, block or stone that carries the image information to be printed – choosing your printing paper can seem…

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Equip yourself with these key tools and materials for screen printing

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Is screen printing one of the most traditional of fine art processes, or instead a relatively recent development in printing? From a certain perspective, one could say it to be both; after all, stencilled handprints were among the very first…

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A short explanation of aquatint

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Whether you are a complete printmaking or etching novice or someone possessing a certain level of familiarity with these processes, you could be forgiven for being confused about the term ‘aquatint’ and precisely what it means. Aquatint, in a nutshell,…

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The key stages of preparing an etching plate

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Whether you are using such a metal as copper, zinc or steel – what are the basic steps to prepare the plate?

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The Essentials of Selecting and Preparing Printmaking Paper

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Choosing the right paper for your art is one of the most vital steps in the printmaking process. Read on for tips on how select and prep your paper.

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An Introduction to the Wonders of the Collagraph

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If you’re accustomed to the idea that printmaking always involves the incision or engraving into metal that is then printed, you might want to know about a little thing called the collagraph—or collograph, as it is spelt in some circles.…

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What to Consider Before Buying an Etching Press

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While an etching press is the most important piece of equipment for etching, there is wide variation in the types of etching presses available, while the specific printmaking processes that you practise are also likely to influence your choice of…

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The Basics of Setting Up Your Own Printmaking Studio

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The ubiquity of the printed image in our contemporary world makes it unsurprising that the art of printmaking – encompassing such traditional disciplines as relief, intaglio, screen printing and lithography – continues to capture so many artists’ imaginations. However, while…

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Introduction to the Sugar Lift Etching Process

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If you find yourself wishing to marry the largely technical process of etching with a more painterly, intuitive style, then you may consider experimenting with the sugar lift etching process. This process, as you might expect from the above, involves…

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Art & Culture: Freudian Slippers and Other Salable Art Products

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Yes, museum shops can be holding pens for the worst atrocities known to high art in the form of low culture; alas, they can also be great sources of inspiration for those of us working outside of the museum walls.…

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