Wet lamination of photopolymer film
Some printmakers still have problems with the wet lamination. Therefore I have made a little film instruction here on my facebook page.
New and familiar drawing tools materials for acetate film and copper plates
During the August course in Spain we had a visit from my good friend MarnixEveraert, who is an excellent graphic designer and teacher of non-toxic intaglio at Academie vor bildende Kunst in Gent, Belgium. Marnix demonstrated some wonderful drawing tools, which can highly recommend:
Watercolour Pencil for drawing on acetate for photopolymer gravure - see:
Permanent marker for drawing and blocking out directly on the copper plates before or after application of aquatint – the red coloured are the best – you get them as pencils or crayons – see:
The best ultrafine permanent marker for fine lines that is completely resistant to UV-exposure and acid is called:
“Faber-Castell”: PITT artist pen (Indian ink)
New colours from Rostow&Jung – AKULA INTAGLIO INKS
In the spring I had the pleasure to visit Susan Rostow in New York. Here she presented me a set of new colours in AKUA's program that I absolutely had to try - it was some new black inks as an alternative to the Cold Carbon Black: A warm Bone Black, a quick-drying cold Mars Black, and some really wonderful colours: Paynes Gray, Graphite, Quinacridone Magenta and Oxide Green. Along with the colours Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold and Opaque White AKUA has now by now created a wonderful range of colours with the 30 different colours in the water based and environmentally friendly ink program. I have them all in stock and colour cards can be viewed on my website - see here
Summer Workshops in Non-Toxic Intaglio
The dates of the courses in my paradise in Spain this summer is now in place and about half the places are already sold. As usual I arrange two summer workshops in Capileira, Spain - the dates are:
30th June – 8th July 2012
28th July - 5th August 2012
Info on content, form, price, registration, etc. - see workshops
Remember you can always find relevant information on new techniques and materials in my newsletters on www.GrafiskEksperimentarium.dk and follow Grafisk Eksperimentarium on Facebook- I currently test all materials and any technical equipment - the best of them I sell in my internet shop. Via e-mail, you can always get answers to all the problems.
I take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with thanks for good cooperation in 2011 - And remember now - the good news is that 2012 will be even better for "Non-Toxic Intaglio" – stay happy!
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