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Printmaking terms

Wood engraving:

Is a printmaking technique whereby an image/images are carved out of blocks of wood and ink is applied to the surface. It is then pressed by hand or letterpress on paper to create prints.

Linocut:

This method is the same as wood engraving but linoleum is used in place of wood to create prints.

Drypoint:

This is a process whereby an image is incised into soft metal plate, ink applied and creates prints on a press.

Etching:

This printmaking technique requires acid applied to unprotected surface of waxed metal which an image has been scratched away. The acid eat into the metal forming grooves that ink can be applied to and make prints on a press.

Engraving:

Prints are produced when ink is applied to an image-lined cut metal surface and pressed on paper. Also known as Line engraving,

Lithography:

Is a  process of printmaking from…

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