An intaglio technique that does not involve using acid. The surface of the plate is pitted with minute indentations – using a rocker – which hold the ink. Tones are achieved through burnishing the plate.
An intaglio technique in which the surface of the plate is covered with an acid resistant material called ground. The image is drawn into this to expose the metal underneath. The plate is then immersed in an acid bath. Only the exposed parts of the plate are bitten (etched) away by the acid. The depth of the etch is controlled by how long the plate is in the acid and how strong the acid is. The most deeply bitten lines will hold the most ink and be the darkest areas of the print.
A design is impressed into the paper with intaglio or relief printmaking processes but without using any ink. This creates an area of raised relief.
An intaglio etching process used to create a range of tone. A fine rosin is dusted over the plate and it is then heat fused. Acid is used to etch through the finely grained resist of the rosin dust.
Screenprinting is a form of stencil printing, made by printing through an intermediary surface – the screen mesh. This is a frame over which a fine, polyester mesh is tautly stretched. The ink is forced through the mesh onto the paper beneath using a squeegee (rubber blade). Areas of the screen are masked off to define the image. A different screen is used for each separate colour. As well as being a fine art process, screenprinting has a direct association with commercial and industrial printing processes being used extensively in graphic, ceramic and textile design. It is a colourful and versatile medium which artists can adapt to the context of their work.