photo-aquatint

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by Marc Leest, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Marc Leest

    Marc Leest Member

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    Hello all,

    Just a quick question: is photo-aquatint synonym with gum bichromate print ?

    thx,

    Marc
     
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    I would doubt it. More likely a synonym for photogravure.

    Regular aquatint is an intaglio process where you bite the copper plate that has a ground and stop out varnish very much analogous to the ground and carbon print resist in photogravure.
     
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    It's an antiquarian phrase for the gum bichromate process but is also associated with photo gravure. Confusing isn't it.

    Don Bryant