Metro

etching, printing press, printmaking

I enjoy working in black and white and as i havnt posted any black and white work here yet i thought it would be good to get some up.

This piece is titled Metro1 It is a print taken from an A1 size, etched steel plate,

590 x 840mm,    23″ x 33″

Etching print

Metro1
Print taken from an A1 size etched steel plate.

 

 

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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

etching, printing press, printmaking, Uncategorized

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 the  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 .