New Etchings

etching, printmaking

Etching Print

Etching Print

Etching Print

Detail pics from some new pieces i have been working on. Prints are taken from etched Steel Plate onto 300gsm paper.

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Peak Heat

etching, printing press, printmaking

Today has been the hottest day of the year so far. Its peak summertime here and i have been enjoying spending the day printing at a friends studio.

I was working with the safe wash inks, seeing how they mixed with each other to make new colours and then printing the result after inking up a plate.

etching print

Peak Heat
Print onto 300gsm paper from etched steel plate.
Plate size 500cm/20′ Length

 

 

etching print

Peak Heat
Detail. Print onto paper from etched steel plate.

 

Peak Heat Detail print onto paper from etched steel plate.

Peak Heat
Detail
print onto paper from etched steel plate.

Pink Ink

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Pink Ink

Pink Ink

Detail of an A4 print onto paper taken from an etched steel plate.

I have been trying out a range of etching inks that dont require solvents to clean theĀ  printing plates and tools. The inks are oil based but they can be washed out with water and soap applied with a sponge, i’ve been using a small amount of dish washing soap.

The inks mix together well and they feel comparable to traditional ink during the inking up process. I like them so far and its great not having to work with the solvent and its bad impact on health and the environment .