|A print taken directly from the photopolymer film|
- very rich tones of black can be obtained using this technique
|A solar plate relief printing block made by exposing|
a photograph printed onto transparent film onto the
plate using a UV light source, then developing it in water.
|A print taken from the above block|
film acts as an acid-resist during the etching process
|Very pure colours can be obtained using these |
processes as the polymer surface does not react with the ink
as some metals do.
|An image drawn onto grained glass is then exposed onto a solar plate with|
UV light - creating almost lithographic-quality prints
|A print created from the above drawing using a solar plate|
|Developing the solar plate in water. The plate is gently|
rubbed with a paintbrush to remove areas of polymer which
have not been hardened by the UV light
|A print from a solar plate made using a photograph|
containing very subtle tones - much of the intricate detail
in an image is retained using this process
|A print taken from an metal plate etched using photopolymer|
film as an acid-resist.