A method that uses glue during the printing process in order to adhere a thin, often Oriental, sheet of paper to a heavier sheet. The fragile paper is able to take a finer impression than the more substantial paper beneath. In contemporary prints, chine collé is often used for purely aesthetic purposes, exploiting the visual qualities of the collé paper rather than its ability to reproduce fine impressions.
A thin sheet of Oriental paper is pressed to a heavier backing sheet when it is put through the press for printing.
A chine appliqué or chine collé is a print in which the image is impressed onto a thin sheet of China paper which is backed by a stronger, thicker sheet. China paper takes an intaglio impression more easily than regular paper, so chine appliqué prints generally show a richer impression than standard prints. Proof prints are often done as chine appliqués.
Japanese paper, coloured tissue or other lightweight paper is adhered to the printing paper at the printing stage by putting it through a press. By this means the image can be printed on a very thin paper, which is then supported by a heavier backing paper.
A process for laminating two sheets of paper, one carrying the image information, together in the course of printing.
A process used for adhering paper of different color or texture onto the overall sheet of the print. Chine collé is often used for the varied texture or color it provides or for the way it absorbs ink. Sometimes a transparent paper is applied over already printed areas. collage
Adhering thin pieces of colored paper to the printing paper simultaneously with the inked image
A technique for gluing smaller pieces of paper onto a print while you are printing it. Usually thin papers are attached to a heavier printing paper with this method. Historically used to tone areas in a print.