A printmaker uses techniques such as woodcuts or silk-screens to create images which are transposed onto surfaces, generally using a printing press.
Printmakers design the prints themselves and are increasingly using electronic or digital printing processes alongside more traditional craft-based methods. This has increased collaborative working with computer artists.
Many established printmakers teach and run classes to support themselves and finance their work. They may also offer technical or advisory support to educational organisations.
Those with substantial experience may manage a team of printmakers operating from shared workshop facilities. They may also offer other artistic and design services, as well as printing.
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