Collection: Polymergravure Prints

I have been working with the polymergravure process since 1999.

Similar to the traditional etching process, a steel-backed polymer plate carrying the image is inked and gently wiped by hand using tarlatan to remove the ink from the lightest areas, 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 the press blankets and run through the press. Under pressure the ink is squeezed out of the 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.

Frame not included