The Monotype Process

Although most monotypes are printed by passing the image through a printing press, other types of pressure can be used to print monotypes. Some artists prefer to transfer the ink with pressure from the palm of their hand or to use tools as varied as the bowl of a spoon, an old wringer-washing machine or a Japanese baren, to press the paper against the wet surface of the plate.

"You can control the pressure and how much ink is added to the paper from the plate. so in this particular corner of the print, the edge needs to be darker."

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