artTest2studyguidepart3 - Printmaking processes Relief...

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Printmaking processes Relief - printmaker cuts away all parts of the printing surface not meant to carry ink. Surface is inked, ink transferred to paper with pressure. Woodcut (woodblock), wood engraving, and linoleum cut are relief processes. Examples in everyday life: stamps, fingerprint or wet tire marks. Intaglio – Opposite of relief. Areas below the surface hold ink – the image to be printed is either cut or scratched into a metal surface with tools, or etched in by acid. Engraving – lines cut into surface with a burin Drypoint - use a thin tool to cut into surface, leave the displaced metal, aka burr. Burr catching ink leaves a slightly blurred line when printed. Fragile prints, delicate lines Etching – prepare plate with acid-resistant ground , etch through ground with a tool, immerse plate in acid, which bites into the exposed lines. Relaxed lines, more freedom. Aquatint – etching process involving acid-resistant spray paints. Does not make lines.
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2008 for the course ART 1001 taught by Professor Zucker during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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