What are mono-prints? Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has images or lines that cannot exactly be reproduced. There are many techniques of mono printing, including collage, hand-painted additions, and a form of tracing by which thick ink is laid down on a table, paper is placed on top and is then drawn on, transferring the ink onto the paper. Monoprints can also be made by altering the type, color, and pressure of the ink used to create different prints. Examples of standard printmaking techniques which can be used to make monoprints include lithography, woodcut,silk-screening, and etching. Monoprinting has been used by many artists, among them Georg Baselitz and Tracy Emin. Some old master prints, like etchings by Rembrandt with individual manipulation of ink as “surface tone”, or hand-painted etchings by Degas might be classifiable as monoprints, but they are rarely described as such.