The field of art concerned, roughly, with the transferal of ink or paint from a plate or block or through a screen mesh to paper.

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  • printmaking — /print may king/, n. the art or technique of making prints, esp. as practiced in engraving, etching, drypoint, woodcut or serigraphy. [1925 30; PRINT + MAKING] * * * Art form consisting of the production of images, usually on paper but… …   Universalium

  • Printmaking — Mount Fuji, from the Thirty six Views of Mount Fuji, color woodcut by Katsushika Hokusai This article is about techniques of printmaking as a fine art. For the history of printmaking in Europe, see Old master print. For the Japanese printmaking… …   Wikipedia

  • printmaking — [[t]prɪ̱ntmeɪkɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Printmaking is an artistic technique which consists of making a series of pictures from an original, or from a specially prepared surface …   English dictionary

  • printmaking — noun artistic design and manufacture of prints as woodcuts or silkscreens • Hypernyms: ↑art, ↑artistic creation, ↑artistic production • Hyponyms: ↑engraving, ↑etching, ↑serigraphy, ↑lithography * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • printmaking — noun Date: 1928 the design and production of prints by an artist • printmaker noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • printmaking — Synonyms and related words: albertype, book printing, chromotypography, chromotypy, chromoxylography, collotype, color printing, drawing, electronography, electrostatic printing, graphic artist, graphic arts, graphics, gravure, halftone engraving …   Moby Thesaurus

  • printmaking — print|mak|ing [ prınt,meıkıŋ ] noun uncount the art or process of making prints by pressing paper against a surface that has a raised design covered with ink ╾ print|mak|er noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • printmaking — UK [ˈprɪntˌmeɪkɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] art the art or process of making prints by pressing paper against a surface that has a raised design covered with ink Derived word: printmaker noun countable Word forms printmaker : singular printmaker… …   English dictionary

  • printmaking — print•mak•ing [[t]ˈprɪntˌmeɪ kɪŋ[/t]] n. fia the art or technique of making prints • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • Printmaking society — Printmaking societies (also known as printmaking clubs) were prolific in 19th century United States. Their origin, however, began in Europe in the 18th century. Their impetus was primarily exhibition, technical exchange, and the promotion of… …   Wikipedia

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