Colophon – (Ko-Lofon) – An inscription or device placed at the end of a book. Containing the title, printers name, date and place of printing. This final discrition fell into disuse as the title page became the principal means of identifying the book or edition.
A specialist technician or workshop which provides expertise on printing and on occassion collaborates with artists. The printer also performs the printing of an edition, after an agreed proof is authorised by the artist.
A print made by an artist or under their supervision for their own satisfaction or as part of the artists development of the imgae, prior to it being put into a numbered edition or handed over to a professional printer.
A skilled workman, craftsman or artist. Printmakers have historically been known by the term “Artisans”