Monoprinting is a printmaking process in which a drawing or painting, executed on a flat, unworked printing plate or other surface, is transferred through pressure, to a sheet of paper. Recognised as a spontaneous and exciting process, the medium is also effective, convenient and does not necessarily require a press. Only one strong impression can be taken, hence the term monoprint. In this handbook, the authors show how to push the boundaries of monoprinting with various techniques, showing the unique possibilities and showcasing work from around the world.
Jackie Newell is an artist in residence at Croydon College of Art. She teaches regularly and has exhibited and written widely about printmaking. Dee Whittington is founder and director of her own arts consultancy business and teaches regularly. Like Jackie, she studied printmaking at Camberwell College of Art and has had many private exhibitions.
Introduction 7 1 Health and safety 13 2 Monotypes: The painterly print 15 3 Monoprint basics: First steps 38 4 Relief, carborundum and collograph: The building blocks 48 5 Screenprinting: Easy squeegee 65 6 The traditional processes: Hidden depths and sensuous surfaces 78 7 Collage prints: Mix and match 94 8 New movements: Innovative and digital 104 Glossary 120 Suppliers 123 Bibliography 125 Index 126