Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials & Processes (2nd edition)

By Bill Fick and Beth Grabowski

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  • Paperback
  • 682 illustrations
  • 256 pages
  • 11½ x 8¾ ins
  • ISBN 9781780671949
  • Published August 2015

Printmaking is a practical and comprehensive guide to printmaking techniques.

This fully updated edition includes expanded chapters on digital and mixed media processes, and a brand new 'Print & Make' chapter, which explores the opportunities for creative expression within the many processes available to print makers. The more traditional techniques of relief, intaglio, collograph, lithography, screen printing and monoprint have also been refreshed with the addition of new images showing a broader range of subject matter, including more contemporary prints and international artists.

Each technique is explored from the development of the printing or digital matrix, through the different stages of creation to image output. Guidance on how to set up a print studio, sections on troubleshooting techniques and the inclusion of up-to-date lists of suppliers, workshops and galleries make this an essential volume for beginner and experienced printmakers alike.

About the Author

Bill Fick is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Art Department at Duke University and the director of Supergraphic, a printmaking studio in Durham, North Carolina. He is also an internationally known printmaker.

Beth Grabowski is a print artist and the Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Term Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA. She is past president of SGC International (2012–2014), the professional organization for print artists, educators and printmaking enthusiasts. Her work has been exhibited internationally.

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Chapters

Practical Matters 

Digital Processes

Screen Printing

Relief

Intaglio

Collagraph

Lithography

Monoprint

Hybrid Print

Print + Make