Printmaking

Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints that have 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 print produced is not considered a "copy" but rather is considered an "original". This is because typically each print varies to an extent due to variables intrinsic to the printmaking process, and also because the imagery of a print is typically not simply a reproduction of another work but rather is often a unique image designed from the start to be expressed in a particular printmaking technique. A print may be known as an impression. Printmaking (other than monotyping) is not chosen only for its ability to produce multiple impressions, 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; the matrix is then destroyed so that no more prints can be produced. Prints may also be printed in book form, such as illustrated books or artist's books.

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Rhode Island School of Design

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $48,210 average out-state tuition; $48,210 average in-state tuition

Temple University

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San Francisco Art Institute

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,908 average out-state tuition; $43,908 average in-state tuition

State University of New York at New Paltz

Four or more years; Public; $16,320 average out-state tuition; $6,470 average in-state tuition

Maine College of Art

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Savannah College of Art and Design

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $35,910 average out-state tuition; $35,910 average in-state tuition

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $34,820 average out-state tuition; $34,820 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Printmaking Majors

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Pepsi Stronger Together Scholarship Contest

PepsiCo

$25,000 September 20, 2022 See Details
 

Pepsi Stronger Together Scholarship Contest

PepsiCo

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$25,000

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September 20, 2022
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Sturgis Fellowship

University of Arkansas

$12,500 February 01, 2023 See Details
 

Sturgis Fellowship

University of Arkansas

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$12,500

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February 01, 2023
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Iowa Center for the Arts Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$6,500 Varies See Details
 

Iowa Center for the Arts Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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$6,500

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Linda M. Allard '62/Ellen Tracy Founders Medallion Scholarship

Kent State University - Founders Scholars Program

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Linda M. Allard '62/Ellen Tracy Founders Medallion Scholarship

Kent State University - Founders Scholars Program

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$5,000

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Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship - University of Evansville

University of Evansville

Up to $15,000 Varies See Details
 

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship - University of Evansville

University of Evansville

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Creative Arts Scholarship - Green Mountain College

Green Mountain College

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Creative Arts Scholarship - Green Mountain College

Green Mountain College

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Charles Craig International Travel Award Scholarship

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, College of Art and Design

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Charles Craig International Travel Award Scholarship

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, College of Art and Design

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$5,000

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Art Scholarship - University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound

$5,000 January 15, 2023 See Details
 

Art Scholarship - University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound

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$5,000

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Dr. Reuben Fogelson Scholarship

Southern Oregon University

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Dr. Reuben Fogelson Scholarship

Southern Oregon University

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Visual Arts Endowment Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

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Visual Arts Endowment Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

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