Copper Plate -Etching /Intaglio 0.9mm thickness
Finest quality printing metal
polished and laminated for scratch free surface
a soft copper that is used by engravers.
Etch with ferric chloride.
Plastic plates may be used instead of metal plates for many dry point techniques.
Clear plastic allows quick transferral of image from design to plate by tracing.
Deluxe plastic plates are made from a higher grade plastic with both sides protected by removable thin polythene cover sheets to guarantee a perfect scratch-free surface.
A thicker plastic to the school quality plastic etching plates.
School and beginners plastic drypoint plates. Available in clear thick plastic to test ink out while working. Usable both sides. All etching tools may be used including needles, roulettes, scrapers, burnishers. For fastest results use an easy wiping ink like Faust Jet Black Ink.
Or another excellent ink is Gamblin Etching Ink with a bit of burnt plate oil mixed in, this is wash up with soapy water.
Wipe up with old telephone book pages.
Available per pack Plastic plates may be used instead of metal plates for many dry point techniques.
Japanese Paper Drypoint Plates
The ideal method of introducing printmaking into an art education programme. The ease of creating the printing plate and producing a print makes this process suitable for the youngest printmaker. No acid or ferric chloride required. Simply scratch into the paper drypoint plate using a drypoint needle - you can tear strips from the plate - ink, wipe and print.
Zinc plates 1.2mm (18G) polished front.
Plate for etching, editioning etc.
Cut from sheet sizes, it is plastic laminated to ensure a perfcet and scratch free surface.
Back side needs to be painted with an acid-resistant paint, like shellac or bitumen paint.
Softer than copper and more easily modified by scraping, burnishing and drypoint techniques.
They may be etched in ferric chloride.
Zinc plates are for school and professional use where all tools may be used.