The Monotype Process

The term monotype and monoprint are often used interchangeably, but they represent two distinct processes. A monotype is made by drawing or painting on a smooth surface and transferring the image to a sheet of paper. A monoprint contains lines or images that can be repeated exactly from one impression to the next such as etched lines, a carved woodblock or a lithographic drawing. The artist varies the inking in each image, creating a unique impression that is called a monoprint.

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