Monotype Prints. Monotype prints are quite simply one-of-a-kind prints made by pressing a painted or inked surface onto paper (or, conversely, by pressing paper onto a painted or inked surface). Unlike etching or stamping, these prints are singularly unique. Even though a carving used to create a monotype print may be used again, the paint mixture and coverage cannot be replicated exactly. Thus, it is a “mono” or one-time, non-replicable original piece.