How Fine Art Printing Is Done.


The fine art printing as a form of art has been in existence long before even technology had been thought of and it was done using traditionally made equipment.   Some of the fine art pieces have been made by the big names and others have been made and are still in production.   To make a fine art piece, the artist takes time to do the art and it has to be unique and attractive to be considered as one.

There are four well known methods in which fine art is made and they include; planography, screen printing, relief and intaglio.   The named method has been used to make the most known pieces and still under use.  The way each of the above method is explained below.

The most and longest use method of doing fine art imaging has been the relief method.  The person doing the art uses a sharp cutting object to cut out the piece of material they want to use in making the art piece.   The pieces of wood to be used were engraved with knives to get the desired shapes protruding out.   The engravings on the wood are then applied with ink then pressed against the intended surface to print the art out.  The process would involve application of pressure for even application of the ink on the paper.  The wood and paper is then separated after some time when the paper is dried not to tear up.

The planography pieces are done by paint being applied to a rock then it is pulled off when it has dried up to form a surface like material.  First, the stone is applied with oil so that the removing process can be smooth to prevent tearing up.  The paint is then applied with care not to pass through the layer of oil.   After the paint dries up, it is pulled off the stone to complete the process.

The method of screen-printing at is done by application of special glue on the surface that are not to me printed.   It is the most recent form of printing and it is used for projects that are to be produced in large numbers.  The prints can be made on pieces of clothes or paper depending on the need of the art.

With intaglio, pieces of wood are curved with the areas to be printed coming out of the wood.   The wood curving of the art is then dipped into ink and then pressed against the surface to be printed.   The most used surface for this type of art is paper and cloth but it can be applied on any surface that can take the ink.

The methods can be used to print small and large prints.    You therefore need to be cautious about deadlines.