Heliogravure Video

As a part of the acts celebrating the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, past Friday October 27 the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) featured a video showing the original Talbot-Klic method (1879) for photogravure on copperplate. Answering the kind invitation from CRDI, I have been pleased to prepare the script and supervise the …

Seminari Sobre Fotogravat / Seminario Sobre Fotograbado

El Divendres 10 de Novembre (9:30-13:30h i 15-17h) d'enguany i dintre del marc de la celebració del 20é Aniversari del Centre de Recerca i Difusió de la Imatge (CRDI) impartiré un Seminari sobre Fotogravat. El temari s'iniciarà amb una breu ressenya històrica dels seus antecedents, la relació amb el naixement de la Fotografia i la …

Heliogravure VIII – More About Etching

In a previous post have been exposed a general method to reduce the number of etching baths and rationalize the relationship between the total etching time and the partial etching times in the respective baths. Here we will analyse a sequential fine tuning of a couple of ferric chloride baths having previously determined a total …

A Hybrid Approach to Photogravure on Copperplate

The text and the images on this post have been published as an article in the Newsletter No4 (December 2016) from the Analogue Group of the Royal Photographic Society. Reference/Citation: MITJÀ, Carles (2016) A hybrid approach to photogravure on copperplate. Analogue (4) pages 3 to 6. Bath: The Royal Photographic Society. Photogravure was part of …

Tower of Babel

Some days ago its been a discussion in Facebook about the correct word defining different printing techniques. It is a periodically recurrent discussion about the correct word to name a photogravure print, depending on the way it was generated. A paragraph in the discussion said: “... referred to her etchings as engravings--a much different technique.” …