Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Solarplate Printing

Last night I went to a Solarplate Printing workshop at Wingtip Press.  In this process, you use a photopolymer plate that is exposed to UV light (sun or UV light box) to create the image.  You can do a relief process or an intaglio process with these plates.

Here Nadine and Amy get ready to expose a plate (with a UV light box since it was obviously night time).

Amy showing us how to ink the plate.

My friend, Mary, getting ready to print.

Amy had some examples of solar plate prints up on the wall for us to look at.  Here is one that she made.

This one is a solar plate with screen printing, as well.  This one was made by April Hoff.

We are back at it again tomorrow night.

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