19 November 2014

Putting Malta on the map

Times of Malta 12/11/2014: Printmaking involves the creation of a pattern or image on a hard object. The patterned object, known as the matrix, is then used to transfer that pattern or image on a piece of paper and in this way creates a print of that pattern or image. An original print is one printed from a matrix on which the design was created by hand and issued as part of a specific publishing task.

Throughout history, the most popular materials that have been used to make the matrix have been wood, copper, steel and stone. However, prints made from stone generally do not involve engraving and are more accurately described as lithographs. These involve a printing process based on the repulsion of water by tallow, wax or oil based materials with which the...read on.