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Printing Intaglio

I am demonstrating here the creation of a drypoint intaglio, made by scratching lines directly into the metal plate and later printing this in a studio.

I am starting to work on the plate "on location". With a sharp needle I scratch lines into the plate.

I will do the printing in a printmaking studio.

The ink for intaglio is oil-based.

I ink the plate.

I wipe the plate carefully with tarlatan. The ink remains only in the depressions I scratched into the plate.

The paper has to be humid.


The plate is adjusted on the bed of the press...

...and I print it.



I did this print in 1999 and printed it in the Druckwerkstatt of the BBK at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

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