6. Etching: A printing process where an image is scratched into a plate. The plate is then dipped into acid, causing the scratched areas to be eaten away. Finally, the plate is inked and pressed into the paper to transfer the image.
7. Engraving: A printing process in which lines are cut into a plate using a tool. No acid is used in this process. The plate is then inked and pressed into paper to transfer the image.
8. Collagraph: A work of art produced by the inking of any combination, or collage, of materials, which forms a plate for printing the image on paper.
9. Intaglio: A process which includes an all-metal plate engraving and etching processes in which the printed areas are recessed. This kind of process can include etchings, engravings, and mezzotints among others.
10. Monoprint: A one-of-a-kind print made by painting on a sheet or slab and transferring the wet painting to a sheet of paper. The process, similar to a stamp, can be done by hand or by machine.
Why It Matters For Your Custom Frame
At FastFrame, the first thing we do is walk you through all your framing options with a personalized design consultation.
The type of printed art form you wish to frame matters for your frame and matting choice. You want a mat and frame that highlights your printed art, not overwhelms it. ‘
In addition, different print forms have different preservation requirements. While a new poster or photograph might not be very delicate, a historic lithograph might require Preservation Plus™ framing in order to protect it from harmful acids and UV rays.
Our experts work with you to determine the right design and materials for your custom frame based on the fragility, type, color, and size of your piece of art - plus the style of decor where the framed artwork will hang!