Etching is an intaglio process. The printing areas are the grooves and furrows that have been etched, engraved or scratched and are lower than the surface of the plate. I etch on copper plate. This is covered with a wax, acid-resisting ground. The image is made by drawing through the wax with a variety of tools to expose the metal.The plate is then placed in an acid solution for various time limits.

To print the plate ink is pushed into the grooves. The top surface is wiped clean, then damp paper placed on top. Pressure is applied by rolling the plate through an etching press. This gives the heavy pressure required to force the dampened paper into the grooves.

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