IMOGA is one of the limited number of museums in the world whose entire museum collection consists of prints. Among the collections of many major and important museums in the world, print collections are included as a distinct section, and in some of them, there are sections designated specifically for these prints in those collections which are permanently exhibited.
However, the number of museums whose museum collection consists entirely of prints is quite scarce. IMOGA, which is one of these very few museums in the world defined exclusively by its print collection, attracts significant attention from academicians, collectors and viewers throughout the world in this sense, and serves as a place which printmaking artists and collectors particularly, from many parts of the world, have sought and found.
It is possible for the viewer to see almost all traditional (Surface, Relief, Intaglio, Stencil) and contemporary (Fine Art Print) printing techniques in IMOGAs collection. In addition to these known printing techniques, IMOGAs collection also houses the printed works produced with Süleyman Saim Tekcan's special technique, which is known by his name all over the world.
This unique printing method, in which Tekcan uses a combination of Template Printing and a Wet Printing technique developed using oil-based inks, is called the "Tekcan Printing Technique".
In addition to these, a multi-color printing technique which was further developed by Süleyman Saim Tekcan, based on and including the principles of relief printing and engraving printing should also be mentioned.
In this method which is similar to the viscosity printing technique pioneered by Stanley William Hayter and cultivated from it; by working on the soft surface of lead plates, it is possible to attain more than one color on the same mold in one press.
With all these features, IMOGA's is a very special collection that includes works produced with innovative printing techniques within the traditional.