:something within or from which something else originates, develops, or takes form
:an engraved or inscribed die or stamp
:something (such as a situation or a set of conditions) in which something else develops or forms
: something shaped like a pattern of lines and spaces
: a container that can be filled with a material (such as very hot metal) to give the material a new shape
IT is the catalyst from which sprung modern civilization. It is communication. It is a record of events. It is written language. It is ancient.
Today Elizabeth gave a brief but interesting history of print. She covered the idea of the print matrix and how imagery can be generated through many media and means. Students were verbally introduced to the invention of papers followed by print relief, movable type, intaglio (engraving and etching), collograph, photo-etching, lithography, and finally screen printing or serigraph. Hopefully it all sinks in.