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Drypoint

An intaglio process similar to etching but the image is scratched directly onto the plate by hand. The resulting line is much softer than an etching and has a slight fuzziness. Because the line has been scratched by hand and not bitten by chemicals, as with etching, the maximum edition number for drypoints is much lower. This technique is suitable for the reproduction of line drawn images although tone can also be achieved by cross hatching and using specialist tools.

All images shown here have been produced at the workshop.