Steelfacing Tutorial

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Steelfacing Tutorial

50.00

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.

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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.

About the Instructor

LANE SELL, founder, owner and master printer of Shoestring Press, is a graduate of Columbia University, where he studied Classics and Visual Art. He has instructed at Columbia and New Jersey City University, and for the past five years has run Shoestring Press in Brooklyn, working with artists and members as well as instructing classes in a variety of print mediums. In 2013 and 2014, his silkscreen work won grants from Brooklyn Arts Council.