Monoprint Process

Monoprint Process

About Monoprints

Many of my prints are monoprints. Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has lines or images that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, where imagery can be repeated exactly over numerous prints. A monoprint is a unique print made by layering images via multiple runs through a press.

I use a combination of painting directly on plexiglass plates and making permanent marks on the plates using etching tools. These plates are layered in various combinations, resulting in a series of related but unique prints.

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These images illustrate the various stages in creating this series of mono prints. The initial image is painted directly onto plexiglass and printed. Then additional detail is added via a plate that has been been etched into with various tools. Additional layers of painting and etching are added as needed to complete the piece.

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