Why is Printmaking Important? - Jimmy Kry

Here is a Three Koi Fountain Fish that look like it took the person awhile to do

  • The main reason for it because of the different processes that are involved in creating a print through printmaking. A lot of new and talented artists have found their niche in printmaking; it is also very important to know that all the graffiti and street are actually a form of printmaking using stencils

  • Printmaking is the form and process of applying a work of art to another surface. In printmaking, more than one version of its unique techniques. There are different types of printmaking such as: intaglio, lithography, serigraphy and mono-printing

    • Intaglio:

Intaglio printing is the opposite of relief printing, in that the printing is done from ink that is below the surface of the plate. The design is cut, scratched , or etched into the printing surface or plate, which can be copper, zinc, aluminum, magnesium, plastics, or even coated paper

  • Lithography:

Lithography, planographic printing process that makes use of the immiscibility of grease and water. In the lithographic process, ink is applied to a grease-treated image on the flat printing surface; nonimage (blank) areas, which hold moisture, repel the lithographic ink

  • Serigraphy:

Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. It is also known as silk-screen, screen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing

  • Mono-printing:

Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has lines or images that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, there are multiple originals. Examples of standard printmaking techniques which can be used to make monoprints