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Man revealing drypoint print by etching press

 

We love printmaking at Slamseys! It’s such a versatile way to express yourself and explore creative possibilities. All printmaking uses a stencil or a plate to make an image using ink. Prints can be made from a single plate or built up using layers and multiple plates or stencils.

Relief Printing

In relief printing the image is made by inking the surface and pressing a piece of paper onto it. The image will appear white where the block has been cut away.

Drypoint Etching

Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking method that involves scratching an image into a plate with a pointed tool. The cut areas hold the ink and make the print.

Screen Printing

Screenprints are made by pushing ink through a gauze screen. The prints are usually strong and bold and can be made on fabric or paper.

Monoprinting

Monoprints or monotypes are two different processes to create unique, one of a kind prints.

Fabric Printing

Adding colour and pattern to fabric using screen printing, blocks and jelly.

Collage

Collage is a technique for creating new artwork by assembling papers, photographs and found objects. It’s a perfect use for imperfect, experimental and test prints.