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Print Making Processes

The process in which a work of art, usually on paper, is created from a “plate” that has been transformed to contain areas that will and will not transfer ink to a surface it comes into contact with. Printmaking methods fall into one of four main categories: relief, intaglio, planographic and stencil processes.

Relief Processes

Intaglio Processes

Planographic Processes

Stencil Processes

An interactive demonstration of various printmaking methods artists use to transfer their original composition to another service through the creation of a print is accessible at the following link:

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