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monotype

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A printing process that consists of painting an image onto a plate and then laying a sheet of paper on top to create the print. Only one impression can be made, although if enough of the original paint remains on the plate, subsequent prints can be made by reapplying the paint. These prints are called ghosts or cognates, and no two prints will be alike.

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monotype (engraving)

monotype (process)

monoprint

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