Heliogravure VII – Observing the Lateral Etching

Single or binocular loupes are often used to observe the effects of the etching on the surface of the copperplate. Depending on the kind of resin or screen used, it is sometimes difficult to view in detail what happens at this level. In some cases would be very useful to take a picture in order …

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 …

Heliogravure Gallery – Cityscapes

Gallery with reproductions of heliogravure prints from urban landscape. The images have been engraved using bichromated gelatin as a resist over a copperplate. All prints are hand inked and wiped, then pulled in an etching press. In the Slide Show, click on the "View full size" option to see an enlarged version. Contact for prices. …

Heliogravure Gallery – Still Life

  Gallery with reproductions of still life heliogravure prints. The images have been engraved using bichromated gelatin as a resist over a copperplate. All prints are hand inked and wiped, then pulled in an etching press. In the Slide Show, click on the "View full size" option to see an enlarged version. Contact for prices. …

Heliogravure IV – Some Overall Thoughts

Heliogravure has some particular characteristics that don't facilitates the system calibration in order to arrive to a sort of WYSIWYG. Working from a film negative, it is a different experience if the user prints the negative on photographic paper before to perform the heliogravure or passes directly to the heliogravure. In the first option, what …

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