Definitions for "MONOPRINT"
Unique print pulled from a plate that already has an image incised into it, in contrast to a monotype, where the surface is unworked.
A type of surface printing by which an image is made with paint or ink on a surface and then transferred by contact to paper. Only one print can be made of each design.
This term is frequently used in place of 'monotype,' but there is a distinction between the two. A monoprint has some repeatable element that is a permanent part of the plate used to print it. An example of the repeatable element would be an incised line in the plate or an object glued to its surface. While the painted surface of the plate cannot be duplicated, the line or impression of the other element will remain the same through subsequent printings.