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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  1. This is a steel Etching with several variations of line and one tone, printed double drop style using both the intaglio and relief parts of the plate.
  2. This is a steel aquatint etching of the Ironbridge, It has 4 different variations of line and several tones in the plate Size 20” x 28” printed onto Fabriano 320gsm paper.
  3. This is a 2 plate etching. Using 2 plates for 1 print, 1 to print the coloured background and then1 plate etched line into a steel plate, size 8” x 10”  Printed using both relief and etching ink. Registering the plate to print perfectly.
  4. This is a 40mm thick woodblock printed using relief ink onto 280 gsm bread and butter paper. No blanket used.

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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