Printing directly on to plate for a photogravure

Direct to Plate Photogravure – One on One Tuition with Silvi Glattauer

Can’t wait for the next workshop or the dates don’t suit you? Power learn with private tuition.

What is Direct to Plate photopolymer photogravure?

Learn the use of photopolymer plates in combination with digital photography to create Photogravures. This is a non-toxic approach without the use of solvents, or acids. The image is transferred directly on to the plate with the use of an inkjet printer. Plates are then exposed using UV light, processed with water and printed via an etching press. This method does away with the need for a double exposure and the vacuum frame. You will spend less time making plates, and more time making prints! Gain an insight into the hybridisation of digital techniques with hand made printing processes. Covers printmaking techniques, including inks and paper options, and various colour options.

This workshop assumes that you have a basic working knowledge of Photoshop and your digital camera.

Dates to suit you. Week day or week-end.

Cost $450 for one person, $350 for two people (includes one A4 plate, more plates extra).

About Silvi Glattauer

Silvi is a professional practicing photographer with a particular interest in non-silver alternative processes. Silvi specialises in the Photogravure process using non-toxic photopolymer plates. She finds that the combination of traditional printmaking with photographic images gives her work an added dimension that further develops the use of photography in fine art practice. Silvi also has a background in the Adult Education Sector with extensive experience in co-ordinating and running workshops. Silvi has been running workshops at The Baldessin Press for the past 12 years as well as teaching photographic fine art printmaking at RMIT and NMIT in Melbourne. Check out Silvi’s web site.

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Silvi Printing a photogravure

Silvi Printing a photogravure

Follage Series - Photogravure with Chine Colle by Silvi Glattauer

Follage Series – Photogravure with Chine Colle by Silvi Glattauer