In this one-on-one workshop with the Master Printer, learn to use our electroplating bath to "steelface" your etching plates. Steelfacing makes for easier printing, longer print runs, and more consistent printing of fine aquatints and drypoint plates.
BYO copper etching plates to steelface, as many as time permits. Scheduled at mutual convenience with the Master Printer.
Steelfacing your copper etching plate allows for longer printing runs of delicate aquatints and drypoints as well as makes wiping easier and lessens plate tone.Students in this workshop will learn to prepare a plate for steelfacing and operate an electroplate bath.
Students may bring up to five copper plates to steelface. Our electroplate bath can accommodate plates up to 12x18". This class is intended for intaglio printers with finished copper plates ready to be steelplated.