"So, one has the ability to press harder whereas, with the printing
press, you just have one equal pressure all the way through . . . . So one can see
that the edge is darker."
Although the term monotype suggests that only one impression can be made,
some ink remains on the plate after the initial printing. So a second
impression, or second pull, can be made to transfer the remaining ink.
Some artists like the softer, more atmospheric appearance of the ghost
impression, and others rework the ghost impression with pencil lines,
pastels, or paints.