Re: Photogravure

From: Eric S. Theise ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/06/05-09:51:49 AM Z
Message-id: <>

I tried to post this yesterday, but seem unable to post from my regular
email account.

So we try again.

> For my attempts at photogravure, I followed the instructions in
> Keepers of Light to make my only successful plate. Carbon tissue
> is difficult to get here in the U.K. and it wasn't easy floating
> the emulsion off the support onto the copper plate. I wouldn't mind
> trying again because it does produce such a superb range of tones
> and it looks so beautiful in etching paper.

I'm surprised to read that carbon tissue is difficult to get in the
UK. I'm looking at the website, choosing europe, and
seeing that the headquarters are in Wantage, Oxfordshire, UK. If
I go to "fast find", and choose "G35" from the product list, I get
access to the product sheet pdf. So it seems it would be easy to
get (though you would be faced with getting a full roll, like everyone

It's impressive that you were able to make a plate based on the KoL
description. But there is a newer book out, Morrish and MacCallum,
Copper Plate Photogravure: Demystifying the Process, that does really
quite a good job of presenting the process. I recommend it to my
students because, while my handouts are good and appropriate, they're
no substitute for an entire book on the subject.

Published by Focal Press, ISBN 0-240-80527-5.

Received on Thu Jan 6 09:52:08 2005

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : 02/01/05-09:28:07 AM Z CST