A Bible of All Things Print
It's nice to have a book that can be used as a hands-on guide to all the things you'd ever want to know about printing - from offset, to silkscreening, hand-tooled. Coming in at over 400 pages, even including information on print workshops that you can sign up for and attend, the Complete Guide has everything.
Thank God this book exists. Printing will never go out of style, even with all the digital things going on these days. The book contains tips and tools for creating printwork at any level and has step-by-step instructions. It also has troubleshooting tips as well as interviews with some great working artists.
The Bible contains extremely useful information on the following printing techniques:
Intaglio - etching, mezzotint, metal engraving
Relief - woodcut, linocut, wood engraving
Lithography - stone, zinc, plate
Screenprinting - stencil and photo
Monotype - oil- and water-based inks
The authors of this masterpiece are Ann d'Arcy Hughes and Hebe Vernon-Morris, two great working artists and teachers.
The Printmaking Bible is a definite guidebook for anybody who is an avid printer or is just interested in the processes. The finished product examples from the techniques highlighted are worth the price of the book all by themselves.
Thank you, Chronicle and the authors, for keeping this beautiful craft alive.