Encompassing a variety of processes and techniques, printmaking, more than any other artistic medium, offers the amateur and professional alike to visualise ideas in many different ways. This handbook demonstrates that there is no need to be daunted by technicalities. Clear step-by-step instructions take you through every stage of the processes of relief printing, intaglio printing, lithography, screen printing and photocomposition, as well as providing insirational examples of finished prints. Guidance is given on how to set up a workshop, as well as the best inks, papers, and printing surfaces to use; there is information on correct safety procedures to follow; and the book helps you to choose the most appropriate printmaking processes for you to complete within your given workspace. In short, any question that you might have is answered, making this the essential, practical reference guide for beginners. The book also provides a wealth of examples showing how to put newly learned techniques into practice, and how to experiment and explore new methods of working, giving you the confidence and ambition that will help you progress quickly and develop your own ideas.
Louise Woods is a highly experienced freelance editor and education writer. Practical Printmaking includes contributions from numerous experts in the field of printmaking, including lecturers and artists.
Prelims Introduction Getting started Relief printing Intaglio printing Lithography Screen printing Photocomposition Alternatives in printmaking Displaying your prints Glossary, index, credits