What is a Monoprint?
Monoprinting is a different type of printmaking because it is virtually impossible to create the same image repeatedly. Even thought no two prints will be alike they could look similar.
Monoprints can be created with any smooth surface.
Printing Plate: A surface that is used to create a print
Subtractive Method: the entire printing plate is painted and then paint is removed to create an image
Additive Method: An image is painted directly onto the printing plate and then a print is created
Combination Method: A print created by printing first with the subtractive method and then with the additive method on the same piece of paper.
Ghost Image: An image that is seen if an image is left on the printing plate and then another print is made - often occurs in the combination method
Strike: To print