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Photogravure – Silvi Glattauer

18 February 2017 @ 10:00 am - 19 February 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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TEACHER: Silvi Glattauer
DATE: Sat 18 – Sun 19 Feb, 2017
TIME: 10am – 4pm
LOCATION: QG&W art & print studios
COST: $495

Explore and learn the use of photopolymer printing plates in combination with digital photography to create Photogravure etchings. This is a completely non-toxic approach without the use of solvents, or acids.

This workshop will teach you the ‘Direct to Plate’ system. We transfer the image directly on to the plate with the use of an inkjet printer. Plates are then exposed using UV light, processed with water and printed via an etching press.

We do not use films for making plates, which simplifies the process immensely. Giving you more time to make prints!

This workshop will give you an insight into the hybridisation of digital techniques with the hand made print. We will look at printmaking techniques, including inks and paper options, setting up the etching press, color options with roll ups and digital chine collé.

This workshop is ideal for photographers, printmakers and artist.

Preparing your images in Photoshop – Optimizing quality of your original image to suit the photogravure print.
Direct to Plate printing vs using films – pros and cons.
Inkjet printer options.
Exposure Unit options.
Printing images directly on to Photopolymer plate – adjusting for plate contrast.
Testing exposure times.
Plate making – process
Proofing plates, using various ink densities to adjust print qualities.

Review of day one
More plate making
Printmaking techniques for press preparation, registration, paper options
Chine Colle techniques using rice papers and digitally created color layers.
There will be plenty of time for experimentation during day 2.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: This workshop assumes that you have a basic working knowledge of Photoshop and your digital camera.

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18 February 2017 @ 10:00 am
19 February 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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