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The Printmakers' Bible

By Colin Gale, Megan Fishpool

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Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 06 December 2012
The Printmakers' Bible is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of printmaking, including processes, techniques and mixed-media possibilities. It covers everything you need to know, from traditional methods such as lithography, etching and mezzotint, to new experimental techniques such as digital, photoaluminium plates, collagraphs and CAD/CAM. The book also includes essential information on colour theory, designing and preparing prints, choosing paper, setting up a studio, health and safety, tools, equipment and chemicals, making this a must-have book that every printmaker and print studio should own.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part One Health and Safety Ideas and Inspiration Colour Texture Paper Tools and Equipment Solvents and Chemicals Studio Gallery Part Two Intaglio Relief Collagraph Screenprinting Lithography Monoprinting Computer Programs and Digital Prints Gallery Index Glossary Suppliers List

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The ultimate reference guide to printmaking, this is a must-have book for every printmaker or print studio.

About the Author

Colin Gale and Megan Fishpool are experienced printmakers who work at Artichoke Print Workshop, one of the UK's finest professional printmaking studios. Their work is widely collected and exhibited. Megan Fishpool is an accomplished printmaker and a respected tutor and artist. She is the author of Hybrid Prints and has written for several publications including Printmaking Today and Art Business Today. Colin Gale is a well-known artist and printmaker and the founder and Co-Director of Artichoke. He has written two previous printmaking books: Etching and Photopolymer Intaglio Techniques and Practical Printmaking Techniques.


The authors have come up with what is both a reference work that can be consulted for factual information and also a mine of practical background material that is informative as well as highly readable. 'Unputdownable' is not a word you'd expect to find in this context, but it's hard not to read beyond what you originally opened it for. * The Artist *

EAN: 9781408140673
ISBN: 1408140675
Publisher: A&c Black Visual Arts
Dimensions: 24.89 x 18.54 x 2.79 centimetres (0.77 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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