Monoprint

The most spontaneous and immediate way of making an image in printmaking. Draw or paint directly onto a substrate and print using a press or by hand. As the name implies, a mono print is a unique image that cannot be identically repeated. It has been referred to as the "painter's print".


The circular print below was made by artist nick christie using a circular template and painting directly onto a metal plate which was printed onto paper using an etching press.

Alfons  Bytautas, pictured above, makes use of trace monotype and paper collage in his one off impressions.

Pictured below, art student Leah Coxon experimented with mono printing as part of her portfolio development. Mono printing allows the artist with the freedom to play and test out ideas quickly, whilst also exploring mark making.