Printmaking may call to mind early presses, copper plates as well as a very large person with beefy arms and a long, filthy apron. So it was from about the 12th century right up to the mid-1960’s when modern-day ingenuity introduced the printmaking press from a barn-sized place to a manageable area – and now into your home or studio. Today’s artistic press artisan nevertheless takes advantage of the processes employed by masters like Rembrandt, Durer, Matisse, Picasso, Dali as well as Whistler, but now, digital transfer has long been included to the mix. Discs of linoleum, plastics, as well as plexiglass are made use of as well as zinc, copper, brass and other metals. Textiles at times take the place of paper.
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