The earliest known relief prints are woodcuts dating from almost 2000 years ago in China, and from the medieval period onward many innovative printmaking techniques have appeared, all of which have become part of the rich tradition of printmaking. Fine art prints are generally multiple images from a single master metal plate or carved block. Each print is signed, titled and numbered by the artist just below the image area. I use a hand operated fine art etching press in my studio to create all my fine art prints (photo polymer etching or solar prints [developed in the mid 70"s by Dan Welden], monoprints, monotypes, etchings, collagraphs and linocuts).
All fine art prints come with a Certificate of Authenticity. For a more indepth description of fine art printmaking techniques, please see my web site at KarenLBrownArt.com.