Investigating electroforming

In the 1860’s Charles Walker’s book “Electrotype Manipulation” ran into thirty editions. In 1868 Alexander Watt reported that; ‘Everyone has his set of electrotyping apparatus and his bath of copper sulphate. Even among the fair sex will be found many skilful manipulators and in such hands, how could the art fail to give beautiful results.’ …

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Life if definitely too short for editioning

Managed to take thirty five prints from these electro-etched collaged (4 pieces)  aluminium  plates. I only needed twenty five for the 20 x 20 print exchange but the extras were needed to mitigate against producing twenty five mono-prints from the same plate. It didn’t work but it’s near enough! Not sure that I’m allowed ten artists …

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Alternative Mark-making Prints

      The copper plates that these prints were taken from have been both electro-etched and plated. The top of the plate for the first print was roughly plated with steel around the etched copper circle. By combining  etching and plating processes the plates are sculpted and are more like collagraphs than traditional etched plates. …

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Present state

My research into electro-etching is based on the following testable assumptions that: Intaglio etching remains popular today with artists because of the creativity of its line, tonal range and gravitas of expression. Traditional acid based printmaking studio is considered to be an unhealthy and hazardous work environment. In response, to the increased cost of providing …

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