a print made from a specially constructed plate that has been produced in a collage manner, resulting in high and low surfaces which hold ink differently during printing. lift ground: a plate-making technique in which a substance is applied directly onto a clean plate, with an acid-resistant ground applied over the top. the initial substance is "lifted" or washed out from beneath the ground, revealing an area of the plate that can be etched with acid. relief: printmaking technique in which the image is printed from a raised surface, usually by cutting away non-image area. includes lino cut, woodcut, relief collograph, relief etchings.