by New York artist Gloria Rabinowitz — Made with Akua Water-based Inks
A monoprint is one print made from a plate. The monoprints below were made using Akua water-based inks with a hand pinpress. The printmaking process entails using a plexiglass plate for the print, and another flat surface (glass or plexiglass) to “roll the inks out”. Inks are “rolled out” on a surface with a brayer and then transferred to the plate to be printed. Layers of paint are applied to the plate surface, textures are used, ink is wiped away, etc. When the plate is ready to be printed, a sheet of paper is placed on the plate surface and the pinpress is rolled on top to apply pressure and transfer the ink to the paper.