Prints from Etched Steel

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Printing-Press

Post digital printmaking from Bigboxoftricks.

Print taken from acid etched steel plate taken onto paper by Gavin Knight using a beautiful printing press made by Harry F Rochat.

 

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Sparks

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Etching print

etching print

Building on my current multi-plate printing project this print involves using 8 seperate etched steel plates to complete the final piece.

The print is 10 inches x 8 inches     25cm x 20cm

First photograph shows the paper traped under the roller on the press just before i set up the 8th and final etched plate to complete the print. The second photograph is the finished print and the last photograph is a closer look at the completed piece.

 

Crommelynck Printing Press

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On a visit to the Picasso museum in Malaga Spain i got to have a close look at the 19th Century printing press Piero and Aldo Crommelynck used to print some of Picasso’s work in Paris.

It appears to still be in good working order and is an amazing piece of engineering.

 

Maze

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etching print

Print taken from etched steel plate

etching print

Print taken from etched steel plate

A4 size prints taken from etched steel plate onto 300gsm watercolour paper using Safewash Inks.

The Safewash Inks are proving to be a pleasure to use. The clean up and ink removal from the steel plate takes a moment using dishwashing soap and warm water. Because there no toxic solvents involved like White Spirit the lack of fumes means i can clean the plates at home in the kitchen sink giving me more actual printing time in the studio.

Printing Press

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Printing Press.

The last few printing sessions have been over at a friends studio and the press i have been working on is a beauty.

It was manufactured by Hunter Penrose in U.K. The bed has an actual printing area of around 50cm/20′ wide and 75cm/30′ long. The entire press is made from steel with robust engineering and it feels like something thats built to last. Its up on a first floor and must have been quite an effort to install as each piece requires 2 people to lift because of the weight.

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Peak Heat

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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.