PRINTMAKING PROCESS

Mi Angelita-David Manje-16"x22"-Monotype

MONOTYPE and MONOPRINT

A Monotype is a "one off" or one-of-a-kind print made using a metal or plastic printing plate.

A Monoprint refers to reworking or altering individual prints from an identical prints.

Blind Faith-David Manje-10"x8"-Photopolymer Intaglio, Chine Colle

PHOTOPOLYMER GRAVURE OR INTAGLIO

Gravure and Intaglio both mean to incise or cut into a photopolymer plate, which  is a thin steel plate that is coated with a water-soluble emulsion that is light sensitive.

Hermanos en la Tormenta-David Manje-22"x30"-Silk Aquatint

SILK AQUATINT NON TOXIC PROCESS

A silk material is adhered to a plexiglass plate.  Images are achieved by blocking off areas of the silk with acrylic paint, acrylic varnish, and acrylic molding paste. When inked and wiped, the blocked areas will resist the ink to produce a variety lighter values while all silk areas not blocked produce a deep, velvety black tone.

Decoding Life Parlance-David Manje-Decoding Life Parlance-22"x30"-Monotype, Chine Colle

CHINE-COLLE, COLLAGE, AND POCHOIR

Chine-Colle is he process of adhering lightweight paper onto heavy, damp printmaking paper using a powdered wheat paste.

Pochoir is a process that uses stencils during the process.

Los Remolinos (Childhood Dreams)-David Manje-33"x22.5"-Silk Aquatint, Collagraph, Chine-Colle

COLLOGRAPH


Collograph is the use of a textured plate which can be made by adhering objects to the surface or cutting, grinding, or scratching the surface. The print is made on dampened paper that conforms to the plates textures and the paper becomes deeply embossed.

POCHOIR PRINTMAKING TUTORIAL

David Manje and La Carmina at the Mesa Art Center

Mono Silkscreen

David Manje demonstrating Mono Silkscreen at the Mesa Art Center

Gradient Ink Blend

David Manje rolling 3 colors of ink into a Gradient Blend for printmaking.

Gradient Blend Transfer to Plate

David Manje rolling a gradient blend onto a Plexiglass monotype printing plate.