Carborundum printmaking is a collagraph process in which the image is created directly on the plate by applying an abrasive grit (Carborundum) mixed with an acrylic medium or glue, which can hold a lot of ink and adds areas of tone, texture or very strong colour. This forms areas of texture which when dried which are then inked. Due to the carborundum mixture on the plate, the paper embosses when going through the press creating a rich, dense surface. The plates can be printed multiple times.