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The encyclopedia of printmaking techniques : a unique visual directory of printmaking techniques, with guidance on how to use them / Judy Martin.
New edition.
Publication Information:
Tunbridge Wells : Search Press, 2018.

Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.


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760.28 MAR Book Adult General Collection

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A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia on printing techniques by professional artist Judy Martin.

This inspirational, visual guide offers a wealth of information on all the different methods of printmaking, from monoprinting, wood engraving and etching to intaglio printing, screen-printing and more. Then, learn how to apply these methods yourself by following the helpful, illustrated step-by-step demonstrations inside to create your own printed pieces. Included is a stunning gallery of images created by professional printmakers, featured throughout the book, to provide both inspiration and examples of how to take your new skills further. There is something for everyone in this comprehensive, colourful encyclopedia.

Author Notes

Writer and quilt maker Judy Martin graduated from the University of California in 1969.

From 1979 to 1987, Martin contributed articles and designs to Quilter's Newsletter Magazine and Quilter. In 1987, Martin and her husband Steve started their own publishing company, Crosley-Griffith.

Martin's books include The Block Book, Judy Martin's Ultimate Rotary Cutting Reference and Pierced Borders: The Complete Resource.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

New books on printmaking techniques are fairly uncommon, yet suddenly at least two good ones are on the market (the other one is Julia Ayres's Printmaking Techniques , LJ 8/93). Plentifully illustrated and divided into numbered sequences in easy-to-understand paragraphs, Martin's encyclopedia is the better buy for concise, step-by step demonstrations. A beginning artist could take this all-color manual into the studio and follow the procedures visually or verbally. All methods are covered, from relief to lithography, but this isn't just a recipe book. Markmaking and printing processes are treated separately, though excellent cross references anticipate any questions that might arise. The only real drawback is that plate and offset lithography are emphasized over stone printing. Whereas this makes good long-term sense because of limited supplies of special limestone, most educational institutions still use it. Recommended for all craft collections.-- Sue Olcott, Columbus Metropolitan Lib., Ohio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.