The monotype is the simplest printing method, as it does not involve a complicated procedure or the need of a printing studio. The monotype was invented by the Italian artist Castiglione(1610 – 1665). A lot of famous artists created monotypes along their other work, as it is a printing method close to painting and open to experimentation.
In order to create a monotype a lean surface is needed. Usually the artists can use a metal, glass or plexiglas plate. Then he paints or