Copper Etching & Photopolymer – Printing

Posted on: September 27th, 2014
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Intaglio printing is the process of etching or manually scratching lines into copper (in our case) and then filling those lines with ink. The print is made when a damp piece of paper is pressed into those lines, lifting the ink out of the plate and onto the paper. VOILA! You’ve just made a print! With all intaglio processes, you will need to wet your paper by soaking it in the water tray. Shortly before printing, remove your paper from the water and pat it dry with towels. The paper should be slightly damp with no sheen. Place the damp paper on top of your inked plate (which is positioned on the press) and print.

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