Printmaking techniques

Prints, mezzotints, printmaking techniques, woodcuts


Mezzotints *

MOMA prints and illustrated books collection, New York.

The Mezzotint Process, by Julie Niskanen.

National Portrait Gallery, London: The early history of mezzotint and the prints of Richard Tompson and Alexander Browne.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Mezzotint

Wunderkammer, a Century of Curiosities


A UK directory and image database of antique maps, prints and books. with links to auction catalogues, auctions and auction houses.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston prints and drawings collection.


New York Public Library Print Collection
Over180,000 original prints: engravings, etchings, lithographs, relief prints and screenprints.

New Zealand Printmakers Blog
A place for NZ printmakers to chat about all things print-related, with links to websites of New Zealand printmakers.

Notre Dame Rare Books Collection, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in the Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame.

Out of Print
Original etchings, lithographs, watercolors, paintings, drawings or other mediums of original graphic art from the Renaissance period to contemporary art.


Rotogravure *

European Rotogravure Association


PLGA Global (Packaging & Label Gravure Association)

Gravure Association of America


Print Council of Australia.

Printmakers *

Artists, famous printmakers.

Printmakers Council, UK.
Founded in 1965 to promote the art of printmaking and the work of contemporary printmakers in London, throughout the U.K and the world.

Printmakers listed under nationality.

A free access webzine on printmaking, connecting the Italian printmaking scene with the practice of contemporary art. Contributions with articles on the language, history and contemporary situation in printmaking, with a laboratory section covering the materials and instruments of old, modern and contemporary printmaking. Rivista digitale di informazione sulla stampa d’arte italiana e internazionale: calcografia, xilografia, litografia, serigrafia, fotografia.

A large list of links to museums and online images of old master prints.


Rare books *

Notre Dame Rare Books Collection
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in the Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame.

Aldine Press

Aldus Manutius
The leading publisher and printer of the Venetian High Renaissance, Aldus set up a definite scheme of book design, produced the first italic type, introduced pocket of the classics and applied several innovations in binding technique and design for use on a broad scheme.

Aldine Press
The Aldine Press (1495-1588) was one of the most significant presses in European history.
The Harry Ransom Center Collection

The Aldine Press: catalogue of the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection
This is one of the largest and most important collections of Aldine Press books in the world..

In Aedibvs Aldi
The Legacy of Aldus Manutius and his Press
This catalog accompanied an exhibition in the Harold B. Lee Library from March to August, 1995, of a selection of the library’s Aldine holdings, celebrating the quincentenary of the founding of the Aldine Press.

Typefaces, fonts.
Information about the font designer Aldus Manutius and his typefaces.

Dante in print, an edition from Aldus Manutius.



Tate Gallery print collection, London. 

Techniques of printmaking *

Printmaking Techniques. Intaglio collagraph etching relief …
Printmaking Techniques. Intaglio, collagraph, etching, relief printing, engraving carborundum, non-toxic printmaking.

Printmaking techniques.

Printmaking Techniques
An analysis of printmaking techniques and technologies.

Image Maps of Printmaking Techniques
Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas.

Encyclopedia of Woodblock Printmaking

Woodcut techniques.


Warnock Fine Arts
Warnock Fine Arts is located in Palm Springs, CA. Over the past years they have held receptions for visiting European artists such as Erik Desmazières, Albert Woda, and Laurent Schkolnyk. Other receptions have featured American artists including Art Werger, James Groleau, Trevor Southey and David Smith-Harrison and Art Hazelwood.

Woodcuts, woodblock printing, Japanese woodcuts *

Bibliography and list of woodcuts.

Techniques of woodcuts.
Ukiyo-e (Japanese ‘pictures of the floating world’)

A Guide to Ukiyo-e Sites on the Internet

German Gallery for ukiyo-e books and prints.

Ukiyo-e in The History of Art

The Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Project

The Kuniyoshi Project
A gallery with information on woodcuts. Dedicated to ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Overviews of the Printmaking Process
A detailed description of the stages of printmaking with illustrations.

Woodblock, a woodblock printing web portal.

World  Contemporary graphic work from around the world.
Print-maker galleries, interviews and articles.