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Jan 26, 2016 | ISBN 9781607747598

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“Sylvie Covey’s excellent book on printmaking is not only beautiful and informative but also covers a wide range of printmaking processes, both conventional and digital, with detailed information on tools, inks, papers, and presses. Well designed and visually accessible, this book is a must-have for artists, laypeople, and anyone wanting to know more about the methodology and practice of printmaking.”
—SUSAN CRILE, artist and professor at Hunter College

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Ira Goldberg  vi

Acknowledgments  viii

Introduction  1

Some Basic Terms and Definitions  2

About This Book  7

Part I: Relief Printmaking
1  |  Relief Printmaking Background and Basics  11
A Brief History  11
Western- versus Japanese-Style
Relief Printing  18

2  |  Woodblock Printing  29
Equipment and Materials for
Woodcuts  29
Reduction-Method Woodblock
Printing  31
Western-Style Multiblock Woodcuts  43
Japanese-Style Multiblock Woodcuts
(Ukiyo-e)  44

3  |  Linoleum Block Printing  49
Equipment and Materials for Linocuts  49
Single-Color (Black and White)
Linocuts  50
Color Reduction Linocuts  53
Part II: Intaglio Printmaking

4  |  Intaglio Printmaking Background
and Basics  61
A Brief History  65
Equipment and Materials  72
Preparing the Plate  77

5  |  Non-Acid Intaglio Techniques  81
Drypoint  82
Engraving  83
Mezzotint  87

6  |  Acid Intaglio Techniques  97
Hard Ground Etching  97
Soft Ground Etching  103
Aquatint  109
Acid-Resist Open Bite Etching  125
Embossing  129
Sugar Lift  132

7  |  Collography  137

8  |  Photo-Etching and Photogravure  143
Polymer Photo-Etching  143
Toner Transfer Photo-Etching  151
Polymer Photogravure  155

9  |  Printing Intaglio  159
Printing in Monochrome  159
Printing in Multiple Colors à la Poupée  162
Printing in Multiple Colors—Color
Separation Method  163
Roll-up Viscosity Printing  163
Part III: Lithography
And Serigraphy

10  |  Lithography  169
A Brief History  171
Equipment and Materials  177
Stone Lithography  181
Hand-Drawn Lithography on
Aluminum  200
Photolithography  206
Pronto Polyester Lithography  214
Paper Lithography  221

11  |  Serigraphy  225
A Brief History  226
Equipment and Materials  228

Basic Screen Printing Techniques  230

Part IV: Chine-Collé, Mixed Media, and New Printmaking Techniques

12  |  Chine-Collé  239

13  |  Mixed Media  251

Richard Pitts  252

Jase Clark  256

Slavko Djuric  260

Shelley Thorstensen  264

Janet Millstein  268

Marcin Wlodarczyk  272

14  |  Digital Transfers  276

15  |  Post-Digital Graphics  285

Resources  296
For Further Reading  299
About the Author  301
Index  302

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