How toPrintmaking Introduction
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Printmaking is an art form that celebrates differences, experimentation, practice and imperfection.
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In printmaking, an image is made in one material — for ex., wood, metal or, like here, styrofoam.
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This image is called the “master plate” or simply the “plate”.
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To make a print, ink is applied to the “plate” with a brayer, foam roller, ink pad or even a brush.
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The inked plate is then pressed onto another material (usually paper) to make a duplicate image.
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There are many many different ways to make printing plates.
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And many different ways to add the ink and press to the paper.
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But the magic of printmaking is you can make many impressions from the original master plate!
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