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    Photographic etching

    i am curious does anyone here do photographic etching to zinc or copper plate?
    can anyone suggest a good online resource for information about making photographic metal etchings?
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    I did dabble in photogravure and photopolymer plates. Preparing for that, I found no complete resources online but a very thorough book by Morrish and MacCallum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Frizza View Post
    i am curious does anyone here do photographic etching to zinc or copper plate?
    can anyone suggest a good online resource for information about making photographic metal etchings?
    Note sure that this is helpful or not, but I know Jerry's Artarama sells photosensitive materials used for silkscreening T-shirts. Not quite sure if it's a positive or negative process.

    In my dimly recalled distant past I know we used something at least similar to make silkscreens for small productions of copper circuit boards.
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    I did a number of "line drawings" derived from photographs by etching photosensitive circuit boards with ferrous acid. If that is something you are interested in, let me know and I can track down my notes and find the websites I used. I have upgraded my computer recently and I didn't copy the info to the new computer, but I know I have the information somewhere.

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    I use Solarplates from Melbourne Etching Supplies (MES). Plate info from http://www.solarplate.com. Also I have found a whole bunch of info at APUG's sibling site of Hybrid Photog and another site with a printmaking forum called Wet Canvas. Also MES sells several good books on the subject. Hope this helps. Good luck & cheers! sam
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    You may want to check out Bostick & Sullivan's Advanced Process Forum here. Dick has sections on copper gravure and gravure tissue. I have no experience with gravure myself. I do carbon printing which is the other main focus of the site.

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