All About Printmaking-Supplemental Daniel Yarbough

Aquatint - A print resembling a watercolor, produced from a copper plate etched with nitric acid.

Brayer - A brayer is a hand-tool used historically in printing and printmaking to break up and "rub out" (spread) ink before it was "beaten" using inking balls or composition rollers.

Burnisher - A tool, usually with a smooth, slightly convex head, used for polishing, as in dentistry.

Burr - A rough edge or ridge left on an object (especially of metal) by the action of a tool or machine.

Collagraph - A printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate.

Drypoint - Drypoint etching is an intaglio technique used in preparing metal plates for printmaking by means of which lines are scratched directly into the plate.

Edition - prints of the same image as the original edition but altered in some way (as in change of color, paper or printing process).

Embossing - carve, mold, or stamp a design on (a surface) so that it stands out in relief.

Engraving - a print made from an engraved plate, block, or other surface.

Etching - a print produced by the process of etching.

Frottage - a technique in the visual arts of obtaining textural effects or images by rubbing lead, chalk, charcoal, etc.

Gouge - a metal tool with a curved, sharp end that is used to cut and shape wood.

Illuminations - The art or act of decorating a text, page, or initial letter with ornamental designs, images, or lettering.

Intaglio - the family of printing and printmaking techniques in which the image is incised into a surface and the incised line or sunken area holds the ink.

Linocut - a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for a relief surface.

Woodcut Artist - Antonio Frasconi
Linocut Artist - Elizabeth Catlett
Engraving Artist - Lynd Ward
Mezzotint Artist - Dox Thrash
Etching Artist - Stefano della Bella
Aquatint Artist - Jean-Baptiste Le Prince
Screenprint Artist - Corita Kent
Lithography Artist - Pablo Picasso
Collagraph Artist - Sue Lowe

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