Red Hot Press

Collagraphs and Cardcuts

A collagraph is a printing plate that has been made by constructing a low relief collage with textures such as grit and textiles. Once the printing plate is made and sealed, it is inked up by rubbing the ink into the plate surface and printed on to damp paper through an etching press. A Card cut can be cut from a piece of card such as mounting board, using a sharp knife. The surface of the card is cut away to make the image, the cut away area and surface area of the card will print differently when the card is inked and printed to reveal the image.

All images shown here have been produced at the workshop.