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Graphic Technique: Mokulito (Eng/Rus subs) Мокуліто. Техніка плоского друку

Graphic Technique: Mokulito (Eng/Rus subs) Мокуліто. Техніка плоского друку


I’d like to introduce you to the printmaking technique of mokulito This technique was invented in Japan in the 1970’s Mokulito is a planographic print from a plywood plate used as a matrix The Japanese are well-known experts in woodblock printing; most of their art history is based on this method Mokulito is a technique that combines both elements of lithography and woodblock printing First of all the painter makes a drawing on top of a plywood plate You can use breech plywood or any other kind of wood provided it is not made of coniferous tree One of the biggest advantages of this technique is that, unlike actual lithography, mokulito can be printed on an ordinary printing press used for printing etchings or linocuts. When the image is ready – here you can see the plywood plate with a finished drawing you should cover this plate with gum-arabic, as it slightly etches the uncovered places of the plate and improves its water-repellent characteristics. The plate then has to be under the gum-arabic for at least 24 hours (even longer, I suppose), then you should wash off the gum and use sponge rollers to apply ink to print the image use ordinary typographic ink or experiment with some other kinds of inks The overall edition of prints is small because every next image differs from the previous one and the plate itself degrades quite quickly. The color of the first images is usually rather light, then it becomes richer, and then the moment comes, when halftones just vanish – then it is reasonable to stop. This technique has one more major advantage — you can easily cut off the plywood surface. It means that you can apply engraving methods that are not commonly used in lithography. Also you can print with multiple colours, creating polychrome images. I do not use this method, but the technique allows it. When you look at the image you can easily see the wooden texture. I think it enriches the image, though you can’t remove it if you don’t need it.

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9 thoughts on “Graphic Technique: Mokulito (Eng/Rus subs) Мокуліто. Техніка плоского друку

  1. Great video! Thank you so much to the artist for her generosity in sharing this technique! I would love to give it a try one day ☺️

  2. Thank you. Very informative and well explained video. If I can point something out – the wood texture can be removed by sanding the plate.

  3. Thank you for the subtitles and concise editing. We used maple wood in a workshop in the US. Was told that you can accentuate the wood by first soaking it in water to raise the grain, the sanding. I like the wood grain!

  4. no lo puedo creer que falta de respeto a nuestro idioma no figura e lespañol siendo un idioma tan hablado en el mundo???????????

  5. Дуже цікаво. підкажіть де можна придбати тушь і гуму арабську…??? (Чи можна використовувати харчову гуму?)

  6. Отлично!Надо,будет попробывать.Спасибо за интересное видео!😘👏

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