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Trace Monotype without a Press

January 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Contact, Transfer or Trace monotype all refer to the same process of creating printed marks on paper. It’s a great way to make graphic imagery with a printerly feel.

Many of us remember when we wanted to make a carbon copy on the typewriter. And the time we put the carbon paper in backwards? The result was a reverse impression on the back of the original. Well that’s kind of what happens here. Paper is laid on top of an inked plate. An image is drawn or impressed onto the back side of the paper. When the paper is lifted the resulting impression is the printed image in reverse. You will learn about ink preparation, experimenting with various papers and mark making instruments as well as the many applications for this process. This program is suited to all levels of experience and no press is necessary.

This 2 hour interactive demo includes questions from participants followed by optional 30 minute individualized Confer and Critique Add-On sessions that may be purchased in advance below or at checkout. Additional hour long Confer ‘n Critique sessions may be scheduled by appointment. Please see the recommended supply list below.


January 6, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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