A printmaking technique in which the image is printed from a raised surface, usually produced by cutting away non-image material.
A type of relief print in which the image is cut into a piece of linoleum (similar but harder than our soft kut material)
A small hand held rubber roller used to spread printing ink evenly on a surface before printing
The actual picture the artist makes from a printmaking process
In relief printing, a blade tool for clearing non-image areas from a block of wood or linoleum or soft kut rubber block
The number of a print in an edition. The first three prints in an edition of 10 would be 1/10, 2/10, 3/10 etc.
The art of designing and producing prints using a printing block, woodcut, etching, lithographic, or screen printing.
A metal or wooden plate with a raised edge on each end (opposite sides) to hook on to a table. Can be used as an area to roll and spread ink or to hold a block while carving.
In printing, a piece of thick, flat material, with a design on its surface, used to print repeated impressions of that design. Called a plate in etching and engraving (metal)
One of a small group of prints set aside from the edition for the artist's use
Coloring material composed of pigment (color) and is thicker than paint, used in printing.
A set of identical prints, that are numbered and signed. This set of prints have been pulled by or under the supervision of the artist and are authorized for distribution
A printing process by which areas are blocked out to keep ink from non-image areas
A print pulled in an edition of one. There is no series of identical prints that are signed and numbered. It is actually an image usually painted on glass or plexi-glass and transferred to paper
When lines are cut into a metal plate with a v-shaped tool called a burin, ink is then forced into these lines and wiped from the flat surface of the plate, which is then printed with paper that has first been soaked in water and then blotted. The damp paper is forced down into the grooves in a printing press, where it picks up ink
A device used by fine art print-makers to produce prints one copy at a time. It applies pressure between a sheet of paper and an inked printing block

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a crossword?

Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.

Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.

Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.

Who is a crossword suitable for?

The fantastic thing about crosswords is, they are completely flexible for whatever age or reading level you need. You can use many words to create a complex crossword for adults, or just a couple of words for younger children.

Crosswords can use any word you like, big or small, so there are literally countless combinations that you can create for templates. It is easy to customise the template to the age or learning level of your students.

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How do I choose the clues for my crossword?

Once you’ve picked a theme, choose clues that match your students current difficulty level. For younger children, this may be as simple as a question of “What color is the sky?” with an answer of “blue”.

Are crosswords good for students?

Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.

Crosswords are great for building and using vocabulary.

If this is your first time using a crossword with your students, you could create a crossword FAQ template for them to give them the basic instructions.

Can I print my crossword template?

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Can I create crosswords in other languages?

Crosswords are a fantastic resource for students learning a foreign language as they test their reading, comprehension and writing all at the same time. When learning a new language, this type of test using multiple different skills is great to solidify students' learning.

We have full support for crossword templates in languages such as Spanish, French and Japanese with diacritics including over 100,000 images, so you can create an entire crossword in your target language including all of the titles, and clues.