Suggested Texts for Printmaking

Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials & Processes
  • Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials & Processes
  • by Beth Grabowski and Bill Fick
  • "Printmaking; a Complete Guide to Materials and Process covers fundamental printmaking techniques including relief, intaglio, collagraph, lithography, screen print and monoprint. The book outlines current practices in the contemporary print studio, including integrating digital processes with all techniques. Each chapter features clear, step-by-step illustrations plus expanded case studies, which help convey the technical aspects of each printmaking technique. Throughout the book, special attention is given to the best practices with regard to reducing toxicity and safety. Useful appendices featuring troubleshooting charts, which cover the common problems the beginning printmaker might face, as well as sources for further information, complete this useful guide. In addition to technical information, this book explores the processes and functions of print media that inform the very strategy of art-making. It considers the "how" and the "why" of printmaking as an artistic practice. Each chapter features a profile with an international contemporary printmaker, including an interview as well as examples of their work. Works illustrated in this book offer innovative examples from across the globe that position print at the cutting edge of contemporary art."

The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques
  • The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques
  • by by Ann d'Arcy Hughes and Hebe Vernon-Morris
  • "Perennially popular, printmaking is enjoying a contemporary resurgencebut no comprehensive up-to-date manual on the subject exists. At over 400 pages and packed with 1,000 full-color photos and illustrations, The Printmaking Bible is the definitive resource to the ins-and-outs of every variety of serious printmaking technique practiced today.In-depth instructions are accompanied by profiles that show how working artists create their prints. Historical information, troubleshooting tips, and an extensive resource section provide more invaluable tools. Perfect for students, artists, print aficionados, and collectors, this is truly the ultimate volume for anyone involved in this creative and influential art form."

The Complete Printmaker: Techniques, Traditions, Innovations
  • The Complete Printmaker: Techniques, Traditions, Innovations
  • by Ross, Romano & Ross
  • "The revised and expanded edition of "The Complete Printmaker" covers various aspects of fine printmaking and takes the reader step by step through the history and techniques of over forty-five print-making methods - from the traditional etching, engraving, lithography, and relief print processes to today's computer prints, Mylar lithography, copier prints, water-based screen printing, helio-reliefs, and monotypes. The book also includes a survey of issues and contemporary concerns in the printmaker's world."

Handbook of Non-Toxic Intaglio
  • Handbook of Non-Toxic Intaglio
  • by Henrik Bøegh
  • "This is a handbook of Non-Toxic Intaglio. The book can be read in its entirety and thus provide a survey of the subject, but it is also able to serve as a reference book with easily found solutions to specific problems. All working processes in connection with the application and use of acrylic resists, photopolymer film, solar plates and etching have been thoroughly described and illustrated. As a supplement to the handbook itself there are four appendixes: The first of which describes the transition to the non-toxic studio for those who want to change or expand the existing studio so as to apply the new techniques. The second appendix contains an introduction to digital imaging for those who wish to learn how to prepare computer-generated stencils for photo polymer gravure and etchings. The third appendix describes the intaglio printing process for those who wish to make their own prints without having any experience beforehand. The fourth appendix describes all working techniques involved in applying acrylic etching grounds on zinc plates and explains how to etch zinc safely."