Polymer photogravure is a contemporary method of producing photo etchings. A plate is made and then inked and gently wiped by hand using tarlatan, a soft cloth, to remove the ink from the lightest areas, but being careful to leave ink in the grooves of the darkest shadow areas. The finished plate is then placed on the bed of an intaglio press, covered with damp etching paper and press blankets and run through the press. Under pressure the ink is squeezed out of the deep grooves and onto the paper to form the image. Carefully, the blankets are lifted and the print pulled away from the plate and laid out to dry. The plate can then re-inked, wiped and printed until the edition is complete.
All individual prints or total print orders* over $300 are available to purchase with a flexible, and interest free, payment plan. Email me (with no obligation or hard sell) with the print(s) you’re interested in and we’ll work together to find suitable options for you. Once the deposit has been paid, your artwork will be reserved and monthly payments made via check or online using a credit card or PayPal. Plans are all interest free. Artwork can be picked up or will be shipped after the final payment.
*Aquatint screens excluded.