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Practical printmaking

Practical printmaking

Gale, Colin

This title presents an overview of the core printmaking areas: intaglio, lithography, collagraph, monoprinting, relief printing and screenprinting. It includes sections on health and safety, workshop and studio space, and displaying and storing prints, as well as a comprehensive glossary and list of suppliers

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: A. & C. Black, 2009

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Statement of responsibility: Colin Gale
ISBN: 0713688092, 9780713688092
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Subject: Prints Technique.


  1. Acknowledgements 6Introduction 71 Equipment, Tools, Materials 9Health and safety 18 2 Drypoint 19Drypoint on cardboard 20Drypoint on metal 22Drypoint on plastic 263 Etching 27Hard-ground etching 27 Inking a colour etching from a single plate 36Soft-ground etching 394 Flexograph
  2. photopolymer gravure 43 5 Using Digital Photographs for Etching 526 Collagraph 577 Digital Printmaking 648 Stone Lithography 729 Photoplate Lithography 8610 Screenprinting 9611 Relief Printing 109 Woodcut 12012 Relief Printing with Stamps and Blocks 124 13 Monoprinting 12714 Cards and Books 13615 Working in the Landscape 14316 Displaying and Storing Prints 148Conclusion 152Suppliers 154Glossary 156Index

Author note

Colin Gale is a well-known, highly respected name in the printmakingfield. He is Chair of the Education Committee for the Royal WatercolourSociety and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. He founded andmanages Artichoke Print Workshop in London, and also tutors on theNational Print Exhibition Printmaking Course. He is the author of PH: Etching and Photopolymer Intaglio Techniques(A&C Black, 2006), and was co-author of The Instant Printmaker(Collins and Brown, 2003).


'The book is well and copiously illustrated, so it's hard to see how it would disappoint even the most experienced printmaker' (13/02/09)||'The clarity of instruction and lavish illustrations make this book a great starting point and inspirational for anyone intrigued to discover the many beautiful qualities of printmaking. It is also a very useful teaching aid and should be in every school art department.'
Printmaking Today (Autumn 2009)