RE: Photogravure

From: Gerry Giliberti ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/05/05-09:44:22 AM Z
Message-id: <43462DD94028D9118785000C76ED294C1BE0D8@EXCHANGE_SERV>


What are "silicone plates?" I haven't heard of them as yet. Do you know
where they can be purchased or examples of work produced by them? I'm only
familiar with the polymer plates.

Gerry G

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: Photogravure

Rather than try copper plates, which is a challenge, look at photopolymer
plates. The new silicone plates are very nice to work with and will give
good results in intaglio.

> From: HNMM CLEARY <>
> Date: 2005/01/05 Wed PM 02:49:05 GMT
> To:
> Subject: Photogravure
> Keep me in touch with your efforts. I have only managed to make one copper
plate and I decided you need the skills of a photographer of a century ago
for the production of the negative and the skills of a master printmaker to
produce the copper plate. They are beautiful images however. Is
photo-etching considered as photo-alt by the list? It falls between two
schools as printmakers sneer at the use of photography to create the image
and photographers regard the production of a metal plate as
non-photographic. I do a lot of photo-etching work and consider it my
substitute for photogravure. Hellena----- Original Message -----
> From:
> To:
> Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 5:35 PM
> Subject: Crappy/Krappy Rant Process
> I'm still not sure. After visiting your web site and looking at those
still lifes . . . do you make your own paint? Blend terpentine with gum
arabic? Or, do you use tube paint, jar paint . . . or what?
> Just asking.
> S.
> ---------------------------------------
> ok you made me actually THINK about that for a nanosecond,
and i realized that those paintings are a bunch of pastels (no i won't
mention which brand, but i do have a favorite ;o) ), and pastels are, to me
at least, the most elemental LEAST process oriented form of making images.
It's like going back to childhood and "coloring" with little sticks of
color. ( only the little sticks cost a lot more )
> contrast that with the reason i am a new member of this list... i am in
the early stages of learning to make photogravures! From what i can tell,
maybe the most process laden way to make images. go figure :o/
> susan
> Susan Daly Voss
> lower upstate NY
Received on Wed Jan 5 09:42:55 2005

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