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The Complete Safety-First System for Creative Printmaking

Robert Adam, Carol Robertson

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The definitive 'how-to' guide to intaglio printmaking, covering every stage of the plate-making and printing process


With clear step-by-step instructions, hundreds of inspiring illustrations, a wealth of plate-making and printing methods and all the practical information any printmaker will ever need, classically trained practitioners Robert Adam and Carol Robertson lead the way to safer, more environmentally friendly and creative intaglio printmaking.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 25.0 x 22.5 cm

Extent: 240 pp

Illustrations: 299

Publication date: 15 February 2010

ISBN: 9780500286616

Contents List

How Intaglio Printmaking Developed • The Move Towards Safer Working Methods Planning and Equipping a Studio for Intaglio Printmaking • The Principles of Intaglio Printmaking • Preparing the Plate • Direct Intaglio Methods • Etching • Collagraphy Positives • Inking Up and Printing Methods • Printing Substrates • Removing Resists, Collagraph Materials and Inks from the Plate • Collating and Presenting Intaglio Prints

About the Author

Robert Adam, along with Carol Robertson, is joint founder of Graal Press, a print studio near Edinburgh.

Carol Robertson, along with Robert Adam, is co-founder of Graal Press, a print studio near Edinburgh.

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