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Sorted by Process

These product galleries are organized by their respective print

processes - relief, intaglio/lithography, and silkscreen.

RELIEF PRINTS

 

Relief printing is a process where protruding surface faces of the printing plate or block are inked; recessed areas are ink free. Printing the image is therefore a relatively simple matter of inking the face of the matrix and bringing it in firm contact with the paper. A printing press may not be needed as the back of the paper can be rubbed or pressed by hand with a simple tool such as a brayer or roller.

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INTAGLIO/LITHOGRAPHY PRINTS

 

Intaglio printing is the family of printmaking techniques in which the image is incised into a surface, and the incised line or sunken area holds the ink. It is the direct opposite of a relief print. This includes etching and drypoint.

 

Lithography is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water. A printing press is used to lift the ink off of an aluminum plate, or limestone.

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SCREENPRINTS

 

Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto paper, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to transfer to the paper and be pulled out of the mesh as the screen springs back after the blade has passed.

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Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers

Alberta Printmakers

4025 4th St SE Calgary, AB

 

Hours: Wed-Sat 11am to 4pm