The Monotype Process

"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.

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