monotype Prints and Artist books made without a printing press

Prints & Artist books-without a press

Do you love to experiment and explore making marks? Then printing without a press is for you.

  • It can be as simple as a found relief stamp or as complicated as a multi colored screen print, requiring perfect registration.
  • Printing can open up the art making opportunities for nearly every artist.
  • You can take a drawing and transform it into a screen, a block or a stencil.  A photo can be the foundation of a repeatable pattern or image.

Why make prints without a press?  Most folks do not have access to a printing press.  Gel monotypes, thermofax screen prints, and relief block prints are all methods that are readily available to most people.

If you love to make marks, then you will love printmaking without a press.

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