Marja-Leena Rathje
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What is a print?


I have been searching online for some years for a good list of definitions of the many different types of printmaking, for the benefit of viewers unfamiliar with prints. None seem quite satisfactory, often covering older techniques and not the newer ones being used in the past decade. If anyone reading this can recommend one, please let me know. There is a good one in Finnish though, if you can read it, at Finnish Printmakers Association.

Browsing today at East London Printmakers, I found in the extensive links What is a Print?. This is a rather unique presentation done by MoMA, in the form of an interactive Flash animation showing the principles of woodcuts, etching and silkscreens. A glossary of terms covers other techniques.

Marja-Leena | 22/03/2004 | 3 comments
themes: Printmaking, Tools and technology


3 comments

There's a decent list at Pace Prints.

Thanks Jason! for the link and I like your inkjet print, too.

You're welcome, and thanks. I've got a bunch more of my work to post, and a new site under wraps that I'll be launching soon. Stay tuned...