Monotype is known as "the painter's print"; often misunderstood, this medium can be explained in so many ways because it involves so many different practices. Each practitioner have their own methods of transferring the image, and at the end of the day these methods do all end up with the same general object: A unique, printed object that involved the transfer of ink to a substrate.

In a nutshell, a monotype involves the selective rolling, smudging, painting or transferring of ink to a plate or matrix of some kind; then the transfer from this matrix to paper. It is that simple.
Rollers, Brushes, Sponges, Spray bottles, Sticks, Feathers, Rubber stamps, Stencils, Papers, Masks, Wires, Hair, Sand, Salt, Fibers- almost anything that can pick up ink and move it to paper or to plastic can be employed in the creation of an image. It is one of the most creative mediums available to an artist who is used to applying and moving color around in a painterly way. In simple terms, if you can paint it or apply it- you can probably print it.

Monotype services at Haven Press involve very close collaboration between the participating artist and the printer: the printer is responsible for acting as an assistant in the process, preparing materials, guiding, and assuring the transfer of color to paper.

Pricing starts at $575.00 for 1/2 day, or $1100 full day- this fee is not inclusive of any necessary materials like paper or expendable items to be used along the way, but does include various inks and colors as required for a project and can include blank plates suitable to the purpose as well. For more information, please contact us to discuss your project.