Solar Plate for Relief (Beginners)

Date & time: 19/08/2018 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tutor: Andy Brooke
Beginner to intermediate
Provided: Solar plates, UV lightbox, sample artwork, transparent media and variety of inks and textured materials to use for trial exposures.
Tea and coffee are provided

Event Details

Solar Plate is a modern photo-polymer alternative to traditional acid etching. It uses a short burst of UV light to transfer black and white or halftone images onto a plastic coated metal or mylar plate which can then be used for relief or intaglio printing. Relief solar plates are also excellent for blind embossing.

In this one day session we will be using high contrast black and white artwork to make relief printing plates.

During the session you will see some examples of plates and the prints they can produce. You will make a timed test strip and then use the process to make a high contrast relief plate from your original artwork. You will expose, wash and then harden the plate during the morning, ready to make a relief print during the afternoon. This is an ideal starter workshop for beginners as well as for more experienced printmakers who want an exploratory introduction to this versatile technique.

Please read through the background notes about how Solar Plate works and look at some examples.

Why not consider becoming a Printworks member and get 50% reduction in the cost of this workshop? Please email us for more details before making your course booking.

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