print·​mak·​ing ˈprint-ˌmā-kiŋ How to pronounce printmaking (audio)
: the design and production of prints by an artist
printmaker noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The 154,000-square-foot center, which opened in January, houses studio art program areas in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography and printmaking, and the school's graphic design program. Eric E. Harrison, Arkansas Online, 30 Apr. 2023 His four-decade interest in Japanese paintings and printmaking is no secret. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2023 Art Fair & Gift Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 21, Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, 331 Walnut St. Variety of mixed-media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, soaps, metalworking, stone and wood. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 29 Sep. 2022 Juliette Crisafi, Izaiah Rhodes Izaiah Rhodes Rhodes, 22, is a student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, focused on woodworking, printmaking, and jewelry. Maddie Browning,, 26 Mar. 2023 The Forge, which is Village Tech’s center of learning, connects students in five different areas, including a maker space, build shop, design studios, computer labs, and art studios with sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting, 3D design and printing, and digital graphic design. Steven Lindsey, Dallas News, 8 Sep. 2022 Attendees will find a wide range of exhibits and artworks for sale by artists from across the country, including photography, paintings, wood, metal, drawings and printmaking, sculptures, glass, ceramics, fibers, leather, jewelry and 2D/3D mixed-media art. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 31 May 2022 The categories of art include architecture, ceramics and glass, comic art, design, digital, drawing and illustration, editorial cartoon, fashion design, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video game design, and senior art portfolio. cleveland, 27 Feb. 2022 Rashid riffs on colonial printmaking and Toranzo Jaeger subverts the symbolism of the car — but both engage historical forms to imagine fantastical futures. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of printmaking was in 1795

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“Printmaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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