Monoprints are unique, one-off original artworks, more akin to an original painting. The image is created by applying inks to a plate (metal or acrylic), or to materials eg leaves, fabric etc. using rollers, brushes and other mark making tools. The resulting image is then transferred to paper with or without the use of a press and most frequently results in the printing of a single print, in either a single or multiple layers.
This flexible and often experimental printmaking process lends itself beautifully to either a painterly approach or graphic drawing, a technique used to great effect by both Picasso and Matisse.