Materials & Techniques

Drypoint (printmaking)

Drypoint closely relates to engraving except the carving creates a burr—metallic ridges flanking the artist's marks. The burrs hold ink and create a subtle feathering on initial prints, but they subsequently wear down after several passes through a printing press.

Excerpt from

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

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