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Sat, 28 Mar


Lux Darkroom

Introduction to Photopolymer Gravure

Learn how to make beautiful intaglio prints from your photographs on this 2 day workshop with Dr Peter Moseley & Constanza Isaza

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Introduction to Photopolymer Gravure
Introduction to Photopolymer Gravure

Time & Location

28 Mar 2020, 10:30 – 29 Mar 2020, 17:00

Lux Darkroom, 3 Torrens St, Islington, London EC1V 1NQ, UK

About the Event

Our photopolymer gravure workshop combines the best of two worlds: printmaking and photography. The photogravure process, developed in the 1870s, involved etching a photographic image into a copper plate, from which prints could then be produced. The modern equivalent – photopolymer gravure - replaces the copper plate with a photosensitive polymer plate, making the process faster and easier to learn, as well as reducing the maker’s exposure to hazardous chemistry.

This two day course will focus on making prints from pre-made photopolymer plates, as well as providing an overview of the platemaking process:

  • Calibrating polymer plate exposure 
  • Producing the digital transparency 
  • Exposing, washing out and hardening the polymer plate
  • Preparing the paper, inking the polymer plate and pulling the print
  • Drying and protecting the print

You will be able to make gravure prints from at least three of your own photographic images, which you will need to send to us via email ahead of the workshop.

No prior experience of intaglio printing or Photoshop is required. All materials will be provided


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