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The Proof is in the Printing: Card

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

Cardprints make a strong impression. Learn how to create rich tonal prints from card by cutting and ripping! 

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

No previous knowledge required.

Special Infomation

Materials and equipment provided for students as part of the course and included in course fee:

· Printing press

· Printing inks

· Rollers.

· Mountboard/Mattboard or layered card TBC

Materials and equipment available for purchase during the course:


Essential materials and equipment students will need to provide themselves:

· An apron or an old shirt

· Sketchbook or other visual reference materials 

· Scalpel or sharp cutting knife

Content of Course

Students will be introduced to a selection of relevant artists’ works in the medium of Cardprint/Collagraphy.

Students will learn how to work a thick plate of card with a scalpel and other tools to create a printed image.

Students will learn how to apply and manipulate printing ink with a roller to produce a selection of their own printed images on paper using Card-printmaking techniques.

Teaching method(s)

Teaching will be based in the COL Art and Design Short Courses G9/G10 studios at Thomson’s Land

1. The tutor will give a brief slide presentation showing relevant examples of Card/Collagraph prints by a selection of Artists

2. The tutor will demonstrate how to create an image using a scalpel and other intaglio tools on card.

3. The tutor will demonstrate the correct application of printing ink onto an image cut from card using a roller

4. The tutor will demonstrate how to “pull” a print using paper and a printing press.

5. Students will then proceed to produce their own Cardprints under supervision by the tutor.

6. Students will be able to take their prints home with them at the end of the Taster.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this taster course, students should be able to:

Use a selection of tools, inks and machinery confidently to produce a selection of their own images in print using a simple Relief and Intaglio printmaking techniques in a Print Studio.


If you have questions regarding the course or enrolment, please contact COL Reception at Paterson's Land by email or by phone 0131 650 4400.

Student support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition which may affect your studies, please let us know by ticking the 'specific support needs' box on your course application form. This will allow us to make appropriate adjustments in advance and in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010. For more information please visit the Student Support section of our website.