Red Hot Press

Solar Plate Etching

Solar Plate etching is a process where an artwork, made on transparent material, is placed in close contact with a light sensitive photopolymer plate. The plate is then exposed to sunlight or an artificial source of UV light and developed in water.
Artwork can be drawn directly on to transparent film with opaque drawing materials, found objects can be used or photographic imagery can also be used. Relief and intaglio printing plates can be produced using this technique.

All images shown here have been produced at the workshop.

Information for course participants.