A monotype is a one-off print technique made by painting on a sheet of metal, acrylic, perspex or glass and transferring the still-wet-painting to a sheet of paper by hand or with an etching press. Monotype printing is not a multiple-replica process since each print is unique. Only metal or acrylic plates can be passed through a press.
Monotypes are unique works and therefore very close to a hand drawing or a painting. Nevertheless, very often monotypes are a much better investment for collectors in comparison to traditional paintings. Interested and informed collectors can find unique and outstanding works at very attractive prices compared to collecting paintings. The prints are signed ‘monotype’ or 1/1, with the title and artist’s signature.