The Press at the Press (Part 1)

The single most important piece of equipment that a printmaker owns is their press. It is probably also the single most expensive piece of equipment and it may be the heaviest piece of equipment. If you have never been in a print studio though, it may be difficult to imagine what one of these beasties looks like. There are several different types [...]

Carborundum Print

A couple of months ago, I wrote about some experimentation I had done with collagraphic media. Subsequently, I used the technique in a print that I have not editioned yet, and I am just finishing the editioning of a new work executed completely as a carborundum print. The process is relatively straight forward. I used Golden Heavy Acrylic Gel Medium [...]

Collagraph experiments

I am always on the hunt for new ways to make marks. Over the last few days I have been playing around with the use of acrylic gel mediums and carborundum (silicon carbide) grit as collagraphic media. The basic idea here is that the surface of the plate is built up with layers of texture. The resulting plate is then [...]