printmaking

noun
print·​mak·​ing | \ ˈprint-ˌmā-kiŋ How to pronounce printmaking (audio) \

Definition of printmaking

: the design and production of prints by an artist

Other Words from printmaking

printmaker \ ˈprint-​ˌmā-​kər How to pronounce printmaking (audio) \ noun

Examples of printmaking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In comparison to older printmaking techniques, which relied on lines, and created images with a more mechanical look, aquatint prints appear untethered from the machine, closer to the artist’s hand. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 Class offerings include a variety of senior, adult, and youth art classes, such as multi-level ceramics, figure drawing, Japanese Manga illustration for teens and printmaking. Post-tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 29 Dec. 2021 NFTs are not a new artistic medium in the way that oil paint, printmaking, photography or video art were. Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2021 Class offerings include a variety of senior, adult, and youth art classes, such as multi-level ceramics, figure drawing, Japanese Manga illustration for teens and printmaking. Post-tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 10 Dec. 2021 Taira Creager of Tairabeara of Beaverton creates multimedia art that includes illustration, printmaking, fiber art, jewelry and zine making. oregonlive, 4 Oct. 2021 See and purchase art from over 25 studio artists working in paint, sculpture, photography, printmaking, paper, pastels, textiles, glass, wood jewelry and more. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 26 Sep. 2021 Tall Grass Arts Association presents the 65th annual outdoor event Sept. 18-19 with nearly 60 artists exhibiting media such as jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, stitchery and 3D artwork including sculpture, wood, metal and fabric arts. Jessi Virtusio, chicagotribune.com, 9 Sep. 2021 It’s about paper and printmaking, an homage to a medium. Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of printmaking

1795, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of printmaking was in 1795

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17 Jan 2022

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“Printmaking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/printmaking. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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