Materials & Techniques

Intaglio Printmaking

Intaglio processes consist of marking into a matrix (usually a metal plate), applying and removing ink, and transferring the image to dampened paper by means of a printing press. Unlike relief prints produced by ink on the design's surface, intaglio prints result from ink transferred from the valleys cut into the matrix.

Excerpt from

Emily Schiller, Visions of America exhibition gallery text, 2016.

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