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    A print is an image printed from an engraved surface, usually wood, metal or stone. Printmaking is a generic term that encompasses different engraving and printing techniques. Here is some information about printmaking:

    Printmaking techniques: There are various printmaking techniques, the most common of which are wood engraving, metal engraving (such as etching), lithography, screen printing, carborundum printing, stencil printing and many others. Each technique involves specific engraving and printing methods.

    Engraving: Engraving is the first stage in creating a print. The artist engraves or incises the image onto the surface of the matrix (such as a wood or metal

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    ... plate), creating raised or recessed areas that receive the ink.

    Inking: Once the matrix has been engraved, ink is applied to its surface. Excess ink is generally wiped off, leaving ink only in the recessed or raised areas, depending on the technique used.

    Printing: Once the matrix is inked, a support, such as paper, is placed over it and pressure is applied to transfer the image. This can be done manually or using a printing press, depending on the technique used.

    Edition: Prints are often produced as limited editions, which means that a set number of prints are made. Each print is numbered to indicate its place in the edition (for example, 5/100) and signed by the artist. First impressions, known as "artist's proofs", may also be made for the artist himself.

    Aesthetic characteristics: Prints offer a wide variety of artistic effects, from precise, detailed lines to more gestural or experimental textures. Each printmaking technique has its own unique aesthetic characteristics, creating specific printmaking effects.

    Conservation and value: Prints are often valued for their artistic quality and can be considered works of art in their own right. As with other forms of art on paper, their conservation requires specific precautions to avoid fading or damage caused by light, humidity or ageing.

    Prints have a long history and have been used by many famous artists over the centuries. They offer a unique way of reproducing images and sharing art with a wide audience. Today, printmaking is still practised and appreciated by many artists and collectors. 

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