Traditional Methods of Printmaking divided into Relief Printing & Intaglio Printing along with Lithography & Serigraphy.

Relief Printing includes Woodblock, Linoleum. Cast Type…

Dave Bull’s Encyclopedia of Woodblock Printmaking

McClains Printmaking Supplies

Intaglio Printing includes Etching, Aquatint, Engraving, Drypoint, Mezzotint…

A. Graver or Engraving Burin

B. Etcher’s Needle

C. Copper or Zinc Plate

[Insert Illustration of Tools]

Feilding’s ‘The Art of Engraving’, Etching Tools 1841. (a) etching needle, (b) scraper, (c) and (d) burnishers, (e) graver, (f) scooper, (g) scraper for mezzotints, (h) stipple graver, (i) roulette for mezzotints, (j) shading tool for mezzotints, (k) roulette for mezzotints, (l) dry-point graver, (m) hammer, (n) dabber for applying the ‘ground’, (o) brushes for applying varnish (p) calliper compasses.

Build your own press plans: Doug Forsythe

Etching Press Manufacturers:

Conrad Machine Company making presses since 1947
Takach Press Fine Art Printing Presses
Whelan Press
Uber Press manufactured by Whelan.
GEKO Printing Presses [Germany]


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