Nine Types of Printmaking You Need To Know
The oldest printmaking technique,
A more modern analog to woodcut, linocuts are made using linoleum; the softness of the material allows for cleaner, freer, and more fluid lines.
To create an etching, artists incise (“draw”) a composition onto a wax-coated metal plate, then soak the entire plate in acid. The acid corrodes the exposed lines and leaves the wax intact, so that when the plate is inked and pressed, the paper absorbs the image in reverse.
A less forgiving version of etching (mastered by
Unlike most other printmaking techniques,
Generally seen as the most difficult printmaking method,
One of the most ubiquitous printmaking techniques today,
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