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What Is Nature Printing ?

What Is Nature Printing ?

Fine Rare Prints 22/04/2015 0
What is Nature Printing ?  Nature printing is an ingenious method of printing pictures of natural things such as leaves, seaweed and even snake skin. It differed from most other printing methods as it...
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What is a Photogravure?

What is a Photogravure?

Fine Rare Prints 09/02/2015 3
 Photogravure printing is a method of printing high quality images using photographic and etching techniques. In the early 20th century, some superb artworks were produced using photogravure printing,...
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What is a Lithograph ?

What is a Lithograph ?

Fine Rare Prints 04/02/2015 0
 A lithograph is an artwork or illustration printed from a stone block onto paper.  One of the most notable artists to use lithography was Carl Brodtmann of Switzerland, renowned for his magnificent h...
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What Is An Etching ?

What Is An Etching ?

Fine Rare Prints 04/02/2015 1
An etching is a print that is made using acid to make the recessed lines in a printing plate. Etching became the printing process most attractive to artists from the mid 19th century, as it allowed dr...
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What Is An Engraving ?

What Is An Engraving ?

Fine Rare Prints 04/02/2015 7
An engraving is a print that was made using an engraved printing plate. In printing, to engrave means to carve a pattern in a printing plate. The earliest known dated engraving is from 1446, so the te...
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What Is An Aquatint ?

What Is An Aquatint ?

Fine Rare Prints 04/02/2015 2
An aquatint is an artwork that was made using a printing plate on which the image was etched by acid and etching tools.  Aquatinting produces prints with many delightful variations of shading.   Aquat...
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What Is A Blind Stamp ?

What Is A Blind Stamp ?

Fine Rare Prints 04/02/2015 2
A blind stamp is a colorless impression that is embossed without ink onto a print. It is a distinguishing mark for the artist or owner.Blind stamps are usually quite unobtrusive, although careful insp...
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Terminology: What Do The Words On An Antique Print Mean?

Terminology: What Do The Words On An Antique Print Mean?

Fine Rare Prints 04/02/2015 5
If you collect antique prints, you may have wondered what the sometimes mysterious text below the image means. In fact, it often reveals quite a lot such as the name of the artist and the printing met...
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What Is An Antique Print?

What Is An Antique Print?

Fine Rare Prints 04/02/2015 1
An antique print is one that was made more than one hundred years ago. At top antique fairs we have attended, such as the Grosvenor House Antiques Fair in London, items must usually be at least 100 ye...
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