Adventures in photopolymer printmaking

March 10, 2014 | Comments: 4 | Categories:

In November last year I did a weekend course in photopolymer etching at Edinburgh Printmakers and now I'm properly hooked!


I've been back regularly to practise, putting my new knowledge to the test and diligently checking the notes every time I move through the process.  I've loved the whole atmosphere of the place - it manages to be both highly professional and very friendly, with a sort of background hum of intense but enjoyable creative activity.  The other printmakers I've met are generous with their knowledge whilst being humble about the challenges of being a printmaker.  I've also really enjoyed the physicality of the processes in the efficiently designed workshop - reminds me of my days at Manchester Polytechnic in the ceramic studio or the metal workshop, the smell of wet and dry, oiled machinery and funny coloured chemicals.

I know it's early days in my learning, but I set myself the goal of having some prints to show in my next exhibition, 'Figured wood', in April, so I've been working like a mad thing to find what works for my images - you'll need to visit the exhibition to see whether I've succeeded, but here's a few process pictures to get you started...


'Bart' the historic printing press


Lined up and ready to print


Proofs fresh off the press!

See here for more information about this printmaking technique and that course I attended.

4 Comments on December 19, 2017

wow, you have a very interesting approach to this creativity. I like that you are serious about this work

Buy custom Essays: on May 07, 2018

Students will be told in all parts of photopolymer intaglio, including how to get ready advanced documents, make film positives, make plates and fabricate a basic introduction unit for individual utilize. In the wake of acing the methods for making wonderful tonal photograph intaglio plates and prints, and play with the presentation, to create exploratory images.

Do my assignment cheap: on May 17, 2018

I was observing for an indication of design techniques in preparation for a preliminary printmaking course I was undertaking. This pronounces all the stages involved clearly and with enough detail to help you understand the process. From drypoint to photopolymer, it covers everything, excluding materials used, such as types of plates, paper, presses, ink etc.

writing description essays: on May 21, 2018

This is a very difficult topic for me, but it was very interesting for me to learn something new for myself, maybe it will be useful for me soon.

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