Printmaking Terms

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Vocabulary Quizzes & Trivia

Vocabulary of fine art printmaking.


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  • 1. 
    Process of creating multiple images from a plate.
    • A. 

      Proof

    • B. 

      Plate

    • C. 

      Printmaking

    • D. 

      Edition

    • E. 

      Brayer

  • 2. 
    Printing from a raised or depressed surface. Raised areas accept ink and print.
    • A. 

      Relief print

    • B. 

      Proof

    • C. 

      Baren

    • D. 

      Edition

    • E. 

      Reduction print

  • 3. 
    A small roller used to apply ink to the plate.
    • A. 

      Bench hook

    • B. 

      Baren

    • C. 

      Brayer

    • D. 

      Gouge

    • E. 

      Flex-cut block

  • 4. 
    The first print made from a plate, not part of the edition.
    • A. 

      Proof

    • B. 

      Edition

    • C. 

      Relief print

    • D. 

      Brayer

    • E. 

      Plate

  • 5. 
    Metal or wood device that hooks to table used for holding plate in place while carving.
    • A. 

      Plate

    • B. 

      Baren

    • C. 

      Proof

    • D. 

      Flex-cut block

    • E. 

      Bench hook

  • 6. 
    A tool used to create pressure between the plate, ink and paper.
    • A. 

      Brayer

    • B. 

      Edition

    • C. 

      Gouge

    • D. 

      Plate

    • E. 

      Baren

  • 7. 
    A flat surface used for printing. 
    • A. 

      Plate

    • B. 

      Baren

    • C. 

      Brayer

    • D. 

      Proof

    • E. 

      Gouge

  • 8. 
    A numbered series of prints from a printing session.
    • A. 

      Proof

    • B. 

      Edition

    • C. 

      Brayer

    • D. 

      Plate

    • E. 

      Bench hook

  • 9. 
    Sharp tools used to carve plates.
    • A. 

      Flex-cut blocks

    • B. 

      Barens

    • C. 

      Gouges

    • D. 

      Plates

    • E. 

      Knives

  • 10. 
    The correct direction to carve when cutting into a plate.
    • A. 

      Towards you

    • B. 

      Always to the side of you

    • C. 

      Away from you

    • D. 

      Towards the hand with which you are holding the plate

    • E. 

      You should never cut into a plate