Printmaking is the printing of artworks on a piece of paper. Making prints often cover originality of a print rather than producing a photograph of the print. Printmaking produces many pieces of a same single piece called print. Each of this print is an original piece. The print image is not typically a photocopy of another work, but a unique model designed to express a technique of printmaking and also each print varies because of the variables intrinsic to the process of printmaking.
You transfer ink from the matrix through a made screen to a piece of paper or any other material to create prints. There are many matrices types including polymer plates, typically used for etching and engraving, plates of metal usually zinc or copper; polymer, aluminum, or stone for lithography; woodblocks for wood engravings and woodcuts; and lastly linoleum used for linocuts. Synthetic fabric or silk screens print screens.
There are many techniques of printing arts in Singapore divided into the following categories.
Where you apply the ink beneath the original surface of the matrix. Intaglio techniques include engraving, mezzotint, etching and aquatint.
Where you apply the ink to the original surface of the matrix. Relief techniques include woodblock or woodcut, linocut, wood engraving and cutting of metal.
Where you press paint or ink through a screen that is prepared, including pochoir and screen-printing.
Where you specially make or ink the matrix retaining its original surface to allow transfer of the image. Planographic techniques include mono typing, lithography, and techniques that are digital.
Other art printing techniques include viscosity printing and calligraphy. Calligraphy is an art printmaking technique where the material that is textured adheres to the printing matrix. You then transfer the texture to paper during the printing process. Contemporary printmaking includes photographic mediums, digital printing or a combination of photographic, digital, and traditional methods.