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Printmaking Inks (Intaglio, Silkscreen)

  Description/Application Printmaking inks are used for a variety of printmaking techniques including relief, intaglio, and screen printing.These inks are similar to paints in that they are composed...
By Katherine Story
In Printmaking

Retarder

Description/Application In painting, a retarder is a medium used to slow the drying time of acrylic paints, giving more time for blending or highlights. In printmaking, a retarder...
By Katherine Story
In Foundation, Painting, Printmaking

Paper

  Description/Application Paper is a thin sheet or roll material, used as a support for drawing, printing, collage, tracing, model making, decoration, and other applications. Paper is available...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Art and Design Education, Communications Design, Construction Management, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fashion, Foundation, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Research

Screen Printing Emulsion

  Description/Application Screen printing emulsion is a light-sensitive coating used to mask areas of a silkscreen. Emulsion exposed to light hardens, while unexposed areas can be washed out,...
By Katherine Story
In Printmaking

Screen Reclaimer

  Description/Application Screen reclaimer is a solvent used to dissolve hardened screen printing emulsion. Once dissolved, a new design can be placed on the screen. Screen reclaimer is...
By Katherine Story
In Printmaking

Spray Adhesive

Description/Application Spray adhesive is an aerosol adhesive, often used for mounting paper to a backing. It is available in permanent, temporarily repositionable, extra strength, and specialty varieties. Resources...
By Katherine Story
In Architecture, Communications Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Printmaking

Steel

Description/Application Steel is iron that has been purified to contain very little carbon. 1 Steel is used for construction of buildings and infrastructure, and the manufacturing of vehicles,...
By Katherine Story
In Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Printmaking, Sculpture

Graphite

  Description/Application Graphite is a form of carbon1 named after the Greek word graphein, “write”5. Graphite is the base material of a pencil and is also used in...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Art and Design Education, Ceramics, Communications Design, Construction Management, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fashion, Film, Foundation, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Research, Sculpture

Tusche

  Description/Application Tusche, sometimes referred to as chemical ink, is a substance used in lithography and silkscreen printing as a drawing and resistant agent. 2  Tusche can come in...
By Katherine Story
In Printmaking

Ground

  Description/Application Ground is an acid-resistant coating used in etching. An image is carved through the ground to expose the underlying metal plate to acid. Ground is available...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Printmaking