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by Suzie MacKenzie

Collagraph printmaking is an accessible and environmentally friendly way of making striking prints with a unique texture. At its simplest it is a method of printing from collages plates; at its most sophisticated, it is an innovative and exciting experimental medium.

This book is a guide to the techniques, with step-by-stepinstructions for creating and printing simple plates for the beginner, as well as tips, ideas and directions for those with more experience. This book contains advice on how to get started at the kitchen table, with a guide to additional materials and equipment. It shows techniques for printing in monochrome using relief and intaglio methods and with a guide to proofing and editioning prints.

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by Laura Boswell

Master a contemporary and accessible approach to making Japanese woodblock prints using traditional methods and authentic materials.

Japanese woodblock printing is a beautiful art that uses systems of registration, cutting and printing. This practical book explains the process from design drawing to finished print, and then introduces more advanced printing and carving techniques, plus advice on editioning, print aftercare, tool care and sharpening. Supported by nearly 200 photos, it is an invaluable and sumptuos guide to this art that traces its roots back to the eighth century.

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by Merlyn Chesterman and Rod Nelson

Woodblock printing is an ancient art form, which produces beautiful, subtle and lively prints with just a few simple materials. This book introduces the art, and shares technical information and ideas for those with more experience. Drawing on the vibrant living traditions from China and Japan, it is both a technical guide and an inspiration.
This book shows: a wide range of exciting examples of printed woodcuts, advice on materials and tools and a step-by-step guide to sharpening, techniques to achieve quality prints and perfect registration and a description of editioning conventions.

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by Maggie Jennings

Fine Art Screenprinting explains the thrilling process of pushing ink through a mesh to produce large areas of vibrant colour. With step-by-step examples, it explains the many and varied ways of creating your designs as prints. It also encourages you to experiment, to achieve exciting and unexpected results. Written for beginners and enthusiasts, it will inspire and stretch artists to try new techniques and ideas.

This book introduces the equipment and materials found in the printmaking studio, explains the screenprinting process and how to use positives with photo-sensitive emulsion, advises on printing techniques such as making prints from paper stencils and mono-printing, and gives full guidance on screenprinting kits for use at home

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by Jane Sampson

This book is not only aimed at the beginner, who may have little or no knowledge of the process of screenprinting, but also at more experienced printers who would like to brush up on their technique or bring themselves up to date. It is divided into chapters that cover a wealth of different screenprinting methods, from simple ones that can be achieved on a table top at home with minimum equipment, to those that require a professional studio or workshop set-up.

Topics covered include using paper stencils and filler stencils; monoprinting through the screen; making positives for photo exposure by hand or by using the computer; making high-contrast positives and posterizations and there are special sections on using bitmaps, half tones and making colour separations.

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by Megan Fishpoole

Hybrid Prints reveals the secrets of hybrid and combination techniques used in printmaking. Combined techniques are often used by printmakers as innovative ways of achieving particular results, and then not fully acknowledge or detailed in the information that accompanies the print when it is exhibited. Combination printmaking has a long history, but the explosion of media now available to printmakers has opened up many new possibilities. Learning techniques associated with creating hybrid prints is often a case of trial-and-error as most printmakers closely guard the secrets of how they make their unique prints. This book reveals and explains many of the 'secret' methods and techniques.

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by Alexia Tala

In this book Alexia Tala explores and investigates the new experimental forms of printmaking, which are today pushing the traditional boundaries of this technique in contemporary art. These include the usage of photo-emulsion, glass and paper, Perspex and paint stripper, printing with sand, digital prints mounted on relief surfaces, encaustic (wax) techniques for printing, transferring, collaging and combining traditional prints with wax. This volume also considers the role of the moving image.

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by Nick Morely

Linocut is used to stunning effect by artists, illustrators and designers because of its strong graphic qualities, accessibility and versatility. Whether you are printing by hand on your kitchen table or on a press in a print studio, this book gets you started and goes on to explore the myriad creative applications of linocut. It encourages you to experiment with different approaches to image making and explores new ways of thinking about how linocut can be used. Nick Morley shares his experience and specialist knowledge to make this practical guide an essential companion for everyone interested in this addictive and absorbing medium.

This book contains clear, step-by-step instructions to a series of projects that develop your techniques and ideas. It has detailed information on which tools to buy, where to find the best materials, and how to set up your working space. It also has over 300 illustrations and profiles of eight international linocut practitioners to provide insight and inspiration.

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by Mark Graver

Traditional printmaking techniques expose the artist and the environment to a multitude of toxic materials. In this book, Mark Graver puts the case for non-toxic printmaking and discusses the replication of traditional techniques with less harmful, but equally effective, environmentally friendly methods.

This book covers engraving, etching with acrylic resists, using drypoint, making aquatints, mezzotints and collagraphs, and using photopolymers as well as combining various printmaking techniques.

Highly illustrated wit the works of artists from around the world, this practical and inspiring book contains everything a printmaker will need to know about non-toxic printmaking.

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by Ann Norfield

With clear instructions and visual guides, this book explains the many ways that marks are first made on metal plates before ink is applied. It goes on to introduce a broad menu of techniques, allowing the artist to develop a uniquely personal approach.

This book introduces the materials and equipment needed to get started. It gives detailed explanations of hard and soft ground, aquatint and photo-etching, as well as drypoint and photopolymer. This book also contains interviews with leading artists explaining their approaches and practical advice and tips throughout, including the importance of editioning, finishing and presentation.

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by Robert Adam and Carol Robertson

This practical and inspirational book is the definitive guide to intaglio printmaking.With clear step-by-step instructions and hundreds of illustrations, it describes methods that avoid the use of toxic materials to achieve stunning prints the modern way safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly.

Covering every stage of the plate-making and printing process, the book opens up creative possibilities for beginners and experienced printmakers alike.Whichever intaglio technique you wish to use, classically trained printmakers Robert Adam and Carol Robertson show you how to do it. From setting up and equipping an intaglio studio, through choosing a printing method, to collating and presenting finished prints, this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive reference book complete with a list of international suppliers and glossary is the only resource any art practitioner, educator or student will ever need.

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by Colin Gale

Practical Printmaking is the must-have, hands-on guide for anybody at all interested in making prints; whether you are a teacher, a student, self-taught, a collector or a practising printmaker looking for new techniques. Written in an easy to follow, instructional format, with photographs clearly illustrating each step along the way, Practical Printmaking will help you master new techniques and sharpen your existing skills as you create your own original prints.

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by Nigel Oxley

In this book, Nigel Oxley describes fully the techniques of etching and aquatint employed by the artists who worked with him at Kelpra Studio where he established a reputation for using intaglio processes to create full colour images. The author introduced the use of carborundum and polymer plates to the studio and the book includes step-by-step descriptions of these techniques, including the use of multi-plates.

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by Mychael Barratt

Intaglio is the general name used to describe all printmaking processes where the artist incises or engraves the surface of a plate either directly with tools or indirectly with chemicals in order to pull a print from. Although the techniques that come under this category are labelled traditional they are also among the most popular and widely used techniques in contemporary printmaking. The direct methods include techniques such as drypoint, engraving and mezzotint and the indirect methods include etching and aquatint.

In this book, Mychael Barratt introduces the reader to both the direct and indirect techniques and shows examples of an international range of artists whose work will serve as inspiration.

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by Mandy Bonnell

Printmaking on a Budget is a classic handbook, offering clever ideas and solutions for artists on a budget who want to produce world-class work. For printmakers with limited resources, finding the necessary tools, materials and equipment to make fine art prints can sometimes seem a near-impossible task. But this book is packed with practical and pragmatic solutions, covering a variety of print processes and techniques including monoprint and relief, intaglio and etching, lithography, silkscreen, paper, packaging, found materials and simple artists' books. It also covers topics such as researching and recording interesting subject matter, and information and advice about setting up a studio on a shoestring. Printmaking on a Budget is an invaluable guide for all printmakers and students, no matter what level of experience.

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by Bill Fick and Beth Grabowski

This book shows how some of the latest and most experimental prints have been made using these techniques. It also shows how to use the computer as an image-making tool and how to translate digital images into tangible works of art.

Each chapter has clear, step-by-step illustrations with extensive case studies, which help the student understand the technical aspects of each printmaking technique. Each chapter profiles a leading contemporary printmaker, with an interview and examples of their work. The appendices include many useful troubleshooting charts, indicating the problems that are likely to arise with different techniques, and what can be done to solve them.

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by Print Club London

Screenprinting is in the midst of a popular revival among beginners, students, hobbyists and experts alike. This is the essential studio workbook, built upon the expertise gained through the thousands of classes taught by the team at Print Club London over the last decade. The information on materials and techniques, along with tips and insights, including what to do if something doesn't go to plan, will ensure today's creatively minded screenprinters will be able to produce eye-catching work on their own. The book also gives valuable advice to the budding screenprinter on how to organise an exhibition or screenprinting event and promote and sell their work.

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by Anne Hayward

This book explains the distinctions between wood engraving and linocuts, and introduces the reader to the rich and varied effects that can be achieved in printmaking. The author leads us through the basics of printmaking with some fascinating historical examples, then explores how the technique has developed as a contemporary art form.

This books contains examples of wood engravings past and present, tools and techniques, designing for wood engraving, making prints and advice on setting up a studio.

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by Anthony Dyson

This book comprises contributions from individual printmakers, richly illustrated with examples of their work and studios. Each of the nearly seventy participants (all members of London's Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, including several Royal Academicians) has been allocated a double page in which to offer an intimate insight into his or her working procedures, giving the reader the illusion of witnessing - behind the scenes as it were - the daily creative striving of the artist and the patient technical procedures that often underpin it. This is a valuable resource for students practising printmakers and collectors of artists' original prints.

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by Colin Gale and Megan Fishpool

The Printmakers' Bible is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of printmaking, including processes, techniques and mixed-media possibilities. It covers everything you need to know, from traditional methods such as lithography, etching and mezzotint, to new experimental techniques such as digital, photoaluminium plates, collagraphs and CAD/CAM. The book also includes essential information on colour theory, designing and preparing prints, choosing paper, setting up a studio, health and safety, tools, equipment and chemicals, making this a must-have book that every printmaker and print studio should own.

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