Photogravure course: from digital image to intaglio print

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Date:
From 5 to 8 May 2015
Location:
Gravure Engraving Workshop
Teacher(s):
Paco Aguilar
Collaborating Professor:
Mariana Martín
Participant profile:
Artists, professionals, students and anyone with knowledge of the basic processes of printmaking.
No. of seats:
Maximum 14
Registration:
280 €. The registration fee includes materials. Students must bring a laptop computer.

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More information: Tel. 952 21 01 41

PACO-AGUILAR

This course is designed for understanding the technical intricacies of transferring a digital image to a physical surface so that it can be inked and printed. We will learn how to create different types of film positives (digital, manual and analogues), the procedure for their exposure onto the photopolymer film and the process to get the finished matrix for the final printing. Participants will get 2 matrices to produce their work: two copper plates measuring 16.5×12.5 cm and 25×16.5 cm.

COURSE CONTENT

1. PRESENTATION

. Introduction to the workshop. Approach and structure.
. Photopolymers. Characteristics and properties.
. Equipment, materials and tools.

2. PROCESSES

. Making digital positives.
. Image processing. Printing.
. Preparing the matrices.
. Lamination.
. Image transfer process. Exposing, developing and adhering.
. Printmaking techniques.
. Analogue positives. Materials and. printing surfaces.
. A brief introduction to the combination of traditional techniques and photogravure.

3. IDEA SHARING AND DOCUMENTATION