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The artistic design and manufacture of prints, such as woodcuts or silk-screens.

print′mak′er n.


1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) an artistic technique that consists of making a series of pictures from an original, or from a specially prepared surface
2. (Art Terms) an artistic technique that consists of making a series of pictures from an original, or from a specially prepared surface


(ˈprɪntˌmeɪ kɪŋ)

the art or technique of making prints.
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Noun1.printmaking - artistic design and manufacture of prints as woodcuts or silkscreensprintmaking - artistic design and manufacture of prints as woodcuts or silkscreens
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
engraving, etching - making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
serigraphy - the act of making a print by the silkscreen method
lithography - the act of making a lithographic print


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