Ink is rolled out on a sheet of glass, then manipulated with scrapers, rags, fingers. A thin sheet of paper is placed face down on the glass and rubbed down on the back with a buren or roller.


Drypoints are made by scratching into the surface of a sheet of metal, plastic or glossy paper, then wiping ink across the surface so it fills the incised lines, and then continiuing to wipe so the surface level is clean of ink. Then damp paper is pressed against the block in a printing press.