Re: new work: chemigram transfers to polymer photogravure

From: Kate Mahoney ^lt;>
Date: 03/06/04-03:16:53 PM Z
Message-id: <001b01c403c0$59a8b7d0$6426f6d2@yourif5zypd2xn>

Wow! Pretty amazing - did you have previous experience burning/wiping up
plates...I like the images and the colouration seems quite "natural"if you
could say such a thing :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Lybrook" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 12:00 PM
Subject: new work: chemigram transfers to polymer photogravure

> Hi All,
> My work is taking a departure from the cool serendipidy of chromoskadesic
> effects (the pastel colors apparent in B&W media when making chemigrams).
> decided I wanted more control over coloration, but keep the forms and
> Having finally gotten an answer as to how the colors actually happen
> chemigrams thanks to Polli Marriner's research, and inspired by David
> presentation on Polymer Photogravure at APIS last summer, I've started
work on
> transferring chemigrams to polymer plates.
> After burning a dozen plates and making several dozen prints, (some
> enough, most horrible, some in black and white, some in color) I've
started to
> have some success.
> The only one I've got to show now can be seen here:
> The image is from a cropped area (about 1" high) from a high-rez scan of
> chemigram on ortho-litho film. The plate is 4x5 and is made without any
> aquatint screen, from an inkjet transparency, and hand-colored (a la
> using cardboard cards and Q-tips) directly on the plate. I've been
getting the
> solid colors by packing the ink into the open bite areas, which were
> unintentional at first, but I think I like them. Softer tones were
achieved by
> adding plate oil to the inks for increased transparency.
> In case it has to be said, kindly worded constructive criticism is always
> Look forward to hearing your responses. Have a great weekend.
> Jon
Received on Sat Mar 6 15:17:12 2004

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