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Printmaking

Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints with an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting. Except in the case of monotyping, the process is capable of producing multiples of the same piece, which is called a 'print'. Each piece produced is not a copy but considered an original since it is not a reproduction of another work of art and is technically (more correctly) known as an 'impression'. Printmaking (other than monotyping) is not chosen only for its ability to produce multiple copies, but rather for the unique qualities that each of the printmaking processes lends itself to.

Prints are created by transferring ink from a matrix or through a prepared screen to a sheet of paper or other material. Common types of matrices include: metal plates, usually copper or zinc, or polymer plates for engraving or etching; stone, aluminum, or polymer for lithography; blocks of wood for woodcuts and wood engravings; and linoleum for linocuts. Screens made of silk or synthetic fabrics are used for the screenprinting process. Other types of matrix substrates and related processes are discussed below.

Multiple impressions printed from the same matrix form an edition. Since the late 19th century, artists have generally signed individual impressions from an edition and often number the impressions to form a limited edition. Prints may also be printed in book form, such as illustrated books or artist's books.

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Matching Printmaking Colleges

Name
Rhode Island School of Design
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $39,482 average out-state tuition; $39,482 average in-state tuition
Temple University
Four or more years; Public; $22,832 average out-state tuition; $13,006 average in-state tuition
The University of the Arts
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $33,500 average out-state tuition; $33,500 average in-state tuition
SUNY at Purchase College
Four or more years; Public; $14,320 average out-state tuition; $5,270 average in-state tuition
Savannah College of Art and Design
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $30,510 average out-state tuition; $30,510 average in-state tuition
Washington University in St Louis
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $40,950 average out-state tuition; $40,950 average in-state tuition
San Francisco Art Institute
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $34,046 average out-state tuition; $34,046 average in-state tuition

Printmaking Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Scholarship Up to $6,000 March 01, 2017
Artist Bill Fischer Foundation for Working Artists Scholarship Up to $5,000 March 15, 2017
Creative and Performing Arts Award - ISU $3,000 March 01, 2017
CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship Up to $3,000 April 21, 2017
Kate Torp Scholarship Fund for the Arts $2,500 March 15, 2017
Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship $2,500 April 01, 2017
Zinggia Art Scholarship $2,000 March 04, 2017
R. Greg DeBella Memorial Scholarship $1,850 March 03, 2017
Tom Malone Memorial Scholarship in Studio Art Up to $1,800 March 01, 2017
Nelle Peterson Memorial Art Scholarship $1,500 March 15, 2017