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.