A process using drypoint, engraving, and etching where lines and textures are worked into a coated metal plate. Inks of various hues are then applied to the surface of the plate and the inked plate is placed on a press where the ink is transferred to dampened archival paper under pressure. Rembrandt made many etchings on his own press in the 17th century.

Giclées (zhee-clay)

From the French verb "to spray", Giclées are a computer-based fine art printmaking process. The image is captured digitally and then refined by a master printer working under the direction of the artist through a series of proofs to match the color and clarity of the unique artwork. The image is printed using a high resolution inkjet printer that sprays very small droplets of special inks onto archival canvas or paper. Like other fine art prints, Giclées produce a print of enduring quality.

Serigraphs (Silkscreens)

A printing technique that makes use of one or more stencils, thus creating an image on a screen of silk or other fine porous fabrics. Serigraphs differs from most other printing in that the color areas are paint films rather than printing ink stains.


This printmaking technique uses a planographic process on which works are pulled on a press from a flat stone or metal surface that has been chemically sensitized so colored inks adhere to the design areas and are repelled by the non-design areas. Lithography was invented in 1798 by Alois Senefelder. The early history of lithography as an art form is dominated by Goya and by artists such as Daumier and Delacroix, and later by Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Braque and Miró.

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