Photopolymer etching, photogravure
Yesterday I finished the Advanced Photopolymer Printmaking weekend course with Johnny Bugler at Cork Printmakers. It helped me clear my own perplexities about the process and we did an introduction into experimentation with acid etching, spit bite, etc. I am posting a few of my prints, and sadly I shot it with my phone camera and you can’t see the difference in paper colour or/and ink colour. Later this week, when I regain my strength, I’ll try to scan them.
I tried something new, a wood plate print. It is amazing as the texture of the wood is seen on the photographic print. We used Riston polymer film and the wood was plain plywood.