The Complete Safety-First System for Creative Printmaking

Acrylic-Resist Etching · Collagraphy · Engraving · Drypoint · Mezzotint
  1. Robert Adam
  2. Carol Robertson
  • ISBN 9780500286616
  • 25.00 x 22.50 cm
  • Paperback
  • 240pp
  • 299 Illustrations, 199 in colour
  • First published 2010

Now in paperback – the definitive, beautifully illustrated 'how-to' guide to
intaglio printmaking

With clear step-by-step instructions, a wealth of plate-making and printing methods and all the practical information any printmaker will ever need, classically trained practitioners Robert Adam and Carol Robertson lead the way to safer, more environmentally friendly and creative intaglio printmaking.

Covering every stage of the plate-making and printing process, whichever technique you wish to experiment with – acrylic-resist etching methods such as aquatint and photo-etching, or collagraphy and photocollagraphy, or engraving, drypoint, mezzotint, burnishing and air-abrading – this book show you how to do it.

From setting up and equipping the studio to presenting finished prints and complete with a list of international suppliers and glossary, this is the only resource any practitioner, educator or student will need.

Robert Adam was educated at the University of Cambridge, Edinburgh College of Art and the Slade, London.
Carol Robertson studied fine art printmaking at Gray’s School of Art.
Together, the authors have pioneered safer working practices and have developed an extensive educational programme. They set up Graal Press, where they continue their research and educational work, and collaborate with leading artists on creative projects.