Printmaking workshop DJCAD
The printmaking workshop contains a range of resources to help students experiment with both traditional and modern printmaking techniques
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
University of Dundee
13 Perth Road
Dundee DD1 4HT
As well as large format ink-jet printing and water-based screen printing, the workshop has provision for the following techniques:
- Etching - use chemicals to produce carved lines in a metal printing plate to hold ink.
- Lithography - use a chemical process to apply a design to a grained surface (traditionally stone but other materials can be used such as aluminium). The image areas are worked using a greasy substance and ink will stick, while the non-image areas are made ink-repellent.
- Intaglio - images or designs are imprinted into a surface, the sunken area holds ink.
- Screen printing - woven mesh is used with an ink-blocking stencil to transfer ink to a surface to receive a desired image.
- Papermaking from sheet forming to sculptural
- Relief and structural printing – protruding surfaces are inked, recessed areas are ink free
- Film processing and printing