Etching demonstrated Alfons Bytautas, Senior etching technician at Edinburgh Printmakers.

Etchings are created on metal plates with the image being lower than the plates-surface. To print, the plate is covered with ink and wiped, leaving only the ink in the grooves, before being passed through a press, squeezing the ink from the grooves onto a piece of damp paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related courses at Edinburgh Printmakers:

Introduction to Etching weekend course or Evening class

Photopolymer and Solarplate

Photo etching

Drypoint etching taster course