Electrotyping

Electrotyped Cast of a Workbench

As part of the Wrexham Print Centres Harts heath Project I have made an electrotyped plate of a workbench that was estimated as being first used in the early nineteenth century. Unfortunately I was only able to take an impression from a small part of it before the bench was removed to a museum. The …

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Electro-Etching Workshop June 2018

Electro-etching with Andrew Baldwin and Don Braisby An integrated safer & less toxic approach to etching 31 May & 1 June 2018 10:00am-4:00pm This workshop will demonstrate the mark making potential of combining the use of electro-etching and the safer etching processes and techniques developed and taught by Andrew Baldwin. Electro-etching provides a safe, cost …

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Print from stereotype plate

This is one of the first prints off the stereotyped plate from earlier entries in my research blog. The plate was inked up using Hayter’s viscosity method, the second colour being silver, the first being cadmium ¬†yellow deep hue . The plate is very heavily embossed, it has been through the press about twenty times …

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Stereotyped plate

The final plate has 88g of deposited copper. It will require levelling off on the underside with fibre glass filler or a low temperature metal such as pewter. Three possibilities for inking up stand out, either viscosity printing, Andrew Baldwin’s double drop technique, or as a collagraph ‘a la poupee’ .  

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