Intaglio Printmaking Alive!

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Walk through intaglio printing with live printers in action using real etching presses, including the Mini Halfwood Press line manufactured at our Factory School at the Northwest Print Center & Incubators*. The artisan printers will show how to print from etched copper plates, collagraph plates and other kinds of printing plates that are designed to be printed the intaglio way. Read more ...

10a Bill Ritchie demonstrating intaglio printing at Daniel Smith Inc., an art supply store with a 700 sq. ft. back room for teaching.
10b Bill Ritchie at a pop-up street market showing children how he prints an etching, working from his Busker Etcher's printmaking chest.
10c Web shot showing someone pulling an intaglio print from an etched and engraved copper plate.
10d Guests at an intaglio printing demonstration at Daniel Smith Inc. admiring a Mini Halfwood Press Bill Ritchie used in the demonstration that day.

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A typical etched copper plate on a Mini Etching Press printed on damp, softened paper. Selfie by Bill Ritchie

See how to print intaglio on YouTube

Note: The table below shows one-minute segments made for a 13-minute online course on coursmos.com, an online service offering quick lessons worldwide. You can get them free direct from me!

Print the Intaglio Way - Introduction

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Print the Intaglio Way - Step 1

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*Opening contingent on funding, planned for 2016. Email for more information.