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The Basic Methods of Fine Art Printing.


Fine art printing has been in existence for more than we can remember and it was being done long before any technology was invented.   The art pieces of fine arts have been done by art masters and others have been made by well-known artists that have put a mark in the art world.  To make a fine art imaging piece, the artist takes time to do the art and it has to be unique and attractive to be considered as one. 


 The most recognised methods of creating fine art pieces are intaglio, screen printing, planography and relief. They have been in use for over than five decades and are known to produce the best pieces.   The way each of the above method is explained below.


 The method that has been in existence the longest is the relief and was used to make some of the first major pieces. The person doing the art uses a sharp cutting object to cut out the piece of material they want to use in making the art piece.   Knives were used to curve out the wanted shapes out of wood.  The cut pieces would then be sprayed with ink and pressed against the paper the art was to be printed on.   A little amount of pressure is then applied to get all the paint on the paper.  The wood and paper are separated after some time when the paper  has dried up to prevent tearing.


The planography pieces are done by paint being applied to a rock then it is pulled off when it has dried up to form a surface like material.   The stone is applied with a layer of oil for easy displacement of the artwork from the stone.   The stone is applied with the ink and given time to dry up.  Removing of the art work is done after the piece has dried up well fro completion.


The method of screen-printing at is done by application of special glue on the surface that are not to me printed.  This is the most recent form of printing and is mostly associated with large-scale printing.  The prints can be made on pieces of clothes or paper depending on the need of the art.


 The last method is intaglio where by the art is done by woodcarvings.   The protruding art piece in the wood is place in ink to pick the paint and then pressed against the surface to be worked on.  This art work can be printed on any surface as long as the area can take the ink.


 The methods can be used to print small and large prints.    You therefore have to weigh the time-frame left before undertaking the task.