Solar plate etching is a prepared light-sensitive polymer surface on a steel backed plate used to produce fine photographic reproductions with great detail. Learn how to prepare your artwork, expose and print from your solar plate in this two-day course.
What will you learn?
Photographic Etching is a process in which a positive image is transferred on to a prepared, metal plate and etched into the superstructure, thereby creating a negative composition on the plate, which can then be inked, wiped and printed in the traditional way. After the desired number of prints have been made, the metal plate can then be re-used to create new prints, if needed.
This technique is another version of photographic etching, in which a prepared solar plate is exposed to U.V. light through specially prepared digital imagery, and developed in water.
- A brief history of photographic etching and its terminology
- Paper types, tools and materials in intaglio printing
- How to produce your own prints using the methods covered
- How to sign and edition your prints
£119.00 – £390.00
Book this Tailored Course
Solar Plate Etching
Duration: 6 hours (over 2 days)
Suitable for beginners
Courses are bookable during usual studio opening hours of 11am - 4pm (we are closed on Tuesdays and Sundays).
Please allow a minimum of 14 working days for before you would like to undertake your course. We will be in touch to confirm your course date(s) once we have processed your booking.
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