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  • 1. Intaglio
    Printmaking
    Jessica Stefani
    CMU EDU 290

2. What is Intaglio?
A printmaking technique where a plate is incised so the ink lies below the plates surface.
Image is transferred under pressure.
Most common techniques:
Engraving and Etching
3. The Six Basic Steps to Intaglio.
Design
Preparation
Plate work
Inking
Printing or pulling editions
Presentation
4. Create Your Design!
Step one: Design
Intaglio can support detailed designs.
Think about texture, contrast, and depth.
Designs can be graphic or more three dimensional.
Picture by Jessica Stefani
5. Step Two: Preparing the Plate and Paper.
Cut your copper plate to desired dimensions with a plate shear set at a 90 angle.
Bevel the edges of the plate to a 45 angle.
Degrease the plate usingvinegar and salt. Rinse and let air dry.
Top
45
Bottom
6. Paper Preparation
Tear the Printing Paper(do not cut)and let soak in water before printing. Always dab away access water from the surface of the paper before lying it on the plate.
Have at least a two inch boarder around the top and sides of the plate.
Have at least a three inch boarder on the bottom.
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Plate
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7. Step Three: Basic Plate Work
Depending on the design, there are several ways to imbue the plate with your image.
Engraving and Etching are two basic techniques to create a design on your plate.

  • Be aware, the image will print reverse to what the plate shows!!