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Re: Printmaking in the Sun
Does that mean that all of those print makers who started with a photo
silkscreen image and added to it are not print makers? I seem to recall
that photographers were considered print makers before we went "factory".
----- Original Message -----
From: Katharine Thayer <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Printmaking in the Sun
> lva wrote:
> I found him via Google on
> > www.printmaker.com, which, BTW, is a nice site. We should get our gum
> > prints there. After all, gum printers are printmakers. We just don't
> > apply that much pressure.
> Interesting. To me photography and printmaking are two different things.
> Printmaking involves the making of a plate, by whatever means, which is
> then inked and the ink transferred to paper, by whatever means, using
> pressure or not. Photography involves a negative, light-sensitive
> material, and light. Gum printing is a time-honored photographic
> process. There is a gallery owner who always wants to market my work as
> a "combination of photography and printmaking" which I consider not only
> unnecessary, but inaccurate. I have to maintain constant vigil to keep
> that phrase out of her press releases and such about my work, but the
> distinction is important enough to me to insist on it.