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203 Brandywine Blvd. Wilmington Delaware
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Woodcut Prints are hand
pulled multiple originals using an inked wood block
on which a design is incised or carved.
A drawing is first made on
the surface of a wood board. Then razor blades,
and/or gouges, knives, chisels, wire brushes, and
sand paper are used to remove the areas of the
board which will not print. Thus, a printing
"plate" is created consisting of a board with
raised lines and areas which will be inked and
depressed lines and areas which will not receive
Roller(s) or brayer(s) are
used to ink the surface of the board which was not
removed. Then a piece of fine hand made paper made
of mulberry bark, often called "rice paper" or
cotton rag paper is placed face down on the inked
surface. The print is then hand rubbed using wooden
tools or cranked through a hand press.
separate wood block must be created for
each color & correctly registered on
the paper to produce the final
Woodcut prints are one of
the oldest forms of creating multiple originals.
Examples exist from the early middle ages. Until
the late nineteenth century it remained the chief
method for producing illustrations. In this century
commercial mass offset lithography replaced
woodcuts as well as hand created stone and plate
I generally print a set of
25-80 images. No more will be printed. Each print
is marked with the number of the printing and the
total. The images do not significantly change over
Naturally, the price
cannot compete with mass produced reproductions.
These are all originals.
"Woman in the Bath" 8 X 6
All images are the exclusive property of Mark
Kaufman, Esq. including all rights to reproduction and distribution
in any form. The Gods and Goddesses of the Arts shall curse you as
will the minions of the law if you copy or otherwise use them without
permission. Worse still I'll paint your picture in some horribly
compromising pose and distribute it to your nearest and dearest-or