Video of Etching Process
-- Briony Morrow-Cribbs demonstrates how she creates a copperplate etching.
Video of Intaglio Printmaking Process
-- The lines of the image are incised, or cut, into a metal plate. This can be done with sharp tools, as in engraving, or with acid, as in etching and aquatint. Ink is applied and forced into the incised areas. Ink remaining on the surface is removed, and the plate is ready for printing.
Video of Screenprinting Printmaking Process
-- The artist creates a stencil and applies it to a piece of fabric (the screen) stretched over a wooden frame. Ink is pulled across the screen with a squeegee and forced through the openings in the stencil onto a sheet of paper below.
Video of Lithography Printmaking Process
-- The artist draws on a stone with a greasy crayon and then covers the stone with a thin film of water. The oily ink sticks to the greasy image but not to the water-covered areas.
Video of Relief Printmaking Process
-- The artist carves the image on a block of wood or linoleum, cutting away some areas and leaving others raised (in relief). Ink is then applied with a roller which contacts only the raised areas, creating a mirror image.
Glossary of Printmaking Terms and Processes
-- A nice overview of printmaking from M. A. Goetzke.
History of Printmaking & the Processes Used
-- The Highpoint Center for Printmaking explains the various printmaking processes.
How to Make Monoprints
-- 5 different techniques for monoprinting.
Intaglio Printmaking Made Simple
-- Provides an overview of the five traditional intaglio processes: engraving, etching, drypoint, aquatint and mezzotint.
Golden Acrylic - Fast Image Transfers
-- Online video demonstration shows how to use Golden Fluid Matte Medium to quickly and easily transfer a laser printed image to canvas, wood, or plexiglas.
New Directions in Printmaking
-- Safer and environmentally friendly printmaking processes developed by Nik Semenoff.
Using Solvents: Rules for Handling and Disposal
-- Explains the characterisitcs of solvents and gives tips for proper ventilation, handling, storage, and disposal.
Q & A
-- Safety, materials, techniques, tips, printmaking terms, how to save money, and more.
-- Walter Ehrismann, Swiss painter and printmaker, discusses dry point, etching, and the aquatint process.
What is Archival Paper?
-- Explains what archival paper is exactly and what it means for artists. Learn what causes paper to deteriorate over time, and get tips for preserving your artwork (how you should store your artwork).