PHOTOGRAVURE PRINTMAKING & SOLAR PLATE ETCHING

for artists & photographers

You will learn how to etch drawings, photographic images or other suitable materials onto polymer solar plates, which are then inked by hand and printed through a traditional etching press onto fine art papers.

 

By producing a master printing plate, you will be able to create multiple, beautiful impressions of your work using classic oil-based etching inks on quality art paper. Due to the nature of the process, each hand-pulled print is a unique, tangible object with depth and a beautiful textural feel. In this age of mass digital printing, such a thing is very special.

You can learn the whole process, from beginning to end. Alternatively, I can make the plates for you, so you can concentrate on the inking, wiping and printing.

 

I make plates using a single exposure direct-to-plate (DTP) method. This simplifies the process and eliminates the complications of a double exposure using a stochiastic (aquatinit) screen, a vacuum frame, talc powders, antistatic brushes, etc.

 

Participants with any level of experience are welcome, as each person can learn, practise and proceed at their own pace.

  • learn the craft of non-toxic photogravure and solar plate etching

  • use a fully calibrated direct-to-plate (DTP) workflow

  • tutored workshops and assisted studio printing for photographers, artists and printmakers

The courses are held at Casa da Cabaza, a farmhouse B&B and creative workshop centre located on the shores of a countryside lake in rural Galicia, northwestern Spain.

It is a beautiful location that provides a creative and peaceful environment. By getting away away from daily routines, you will be able to focus completely on printing your art work without distractions.

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who with

My professional background is as a photographic artist, printmaker and a commercial photographer with over 20 years experience of working in London, Stockholm and Dubai.

 

I now live in Galicia, Spain and focus solely on art photography and printmaking projects and workshops.

 

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To see some examples of my photographic work, please visit

Tariq Dajani Photography.