In the below short movie clips you can see prints been pulled from many different kinds of plates all printed using different sizes of our Gunning Arts Printing presses.
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5. Steel Aquatint 20” x 28” etching plate.
6. This is a 16” x 20” steel etched plate with saline solution, 1 variation of line and 3 tones with a spray paint aquatint.
7. This is a 2 plate etching. Using 2 plates for 1 print, both plates are 1.5mm thick. 1 to print the coloured background and then 1 plate etched line into a steel plate, size 8” x 10” Printed using both relief and etching ink. Registering the plate to print perfectly.
8. This is a Relief background print using 1.5mm steel plate.
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9. Steel Aquatint Etching, etched using nitric.
10. This is a 40mm thick woodblock printed using relief ink onto 280 gsm bread and butter paper. No blanket on the press
11. This is a 2 plate etching. Using 2 plates for 1 print, both plates are 1.5mm thick. 1 to print the coloured background and then 1 plate etched line into a steel plate, size 8” x 10” Printed using both relief and etching ink. Registering the plate to print perfectly.
12. This is an etching plate inked up with intaglio ink then rolled over using a spindle roller relief ink. This takes a small layer of the etching ink from the plate but it gives amazing results. The steel used is 1mm thick.
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13. Colour Etching. 3 variations of line and one tone, printed double drop using both relief and intaglio surfaces.
14. This is a 3.2mm thick Lino plate, this is a print from the left overs of a Lino reduction plate. Still looks great after hundreds of prints have been taken from it.
15. This is showing a print been taken from a 4mm Japanese Plywood block without an image carved from it. You can see that the woodgrain printed as well. No blanket needed
16. This is a 40mm thick woodblock printed using relief ink onto 280 gsm bread and butter paper. No blanket on the press
17. Here is a 12 colour Lino reduction coming off the press.
18. Here is how to set your press and plate up for Lino Reduction.
19. I am using our 4mm runners that come with the press and a paper pile on top the plate to pack up to the height of the runners – no blanket. The Lino is hessian backed Lino 3.2mm thick. In order to get a perfect print, you need to pack up to the runners with paper. Your Lino and plate are going to move slightly with the movement of the roller going over the paper and plate (unless you use registration tabs) but the trick is to let them move and they will move together. One pass through and here you go…