Printmaking - FAQs
What is a linocut print?
A linocut is a relief print made when lines are carved into a lino block. The uncarved areas are inked up using a roller and then printed. The removed areas remain the colour of the paper. Think of it like a homemade stamp.
Multiples of the same image can be printed from the same block with variations in colour.
What is an original print?
This is an artwork that has been individually hand made and printed by the artist from a block, plate, stone or stencil. This is not a reproduction.
What is a limited edition print?
Prints are made in small numbers to a limited amount. Once that number has been printed the original block is destroyed. As an example limited edition prints are depicted by 1/60, 2/60 etc written underneath each print.
What is a giclée print?
A giclée print is a high quality reproduction, often digitally printed.These can be limited edition.