Printmaking is a medium with a long history that has developed alongside cultural needs and advances in technology. Printmakers employ a variety of techniques and processes to produce an image, and often utilize physical, chemical, and digital transformations to produce the printable surface known as a matrix. Matrices can be made from a variety of materials and once created, a matrix is inked and the image is transferred to another surface, usually paper, to create an original print. This printing process can then be repeated, allowing an artist to create multiple impressions of an original work of art. As digital technology continues to develop and redefine the possibilities for artistic output, printmakers incorporate both historical tradition and technological innovation into dynamic and constantly evolving works of art that break new aesthetic ground and drive the future of the medium.