What is a Monoprint?

Known as the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques, a monoprint is essentially a printed painting.
Mono means ONE.

Scroll down to view some Monoprint techniques

Monoprint Processes

Fabric Dye on Silkscreen Frame

Dyes are painted directly onto the screen. When dry, paper is placed underneath and a release agent is dragged across the image. This re-wets the dye and transfers the image directly onto the paper. The whole image is transferred.

Geli Plate

Thin layers of 'Open' acrylic paint (or inks) are rolled  or brushed onto the 'Geli' plate. Registered paper is placed down and rubbed to transfer the image to the paper.
The process is repeated many times with different colours
to build up the image and reveal the many colours and textures underneath. 


Press Printing

Watercolour is painted onto a plexiglass plate – thin and thick then dried. The paper is dampened before placing on the dry plexi plate. The plate is run through the press and the image is entirely transferred. With botanicals you may then remove them and print again revealing the many colours underneath.