Original Etching on Somerset (JPP) Paper 300gsm
Signed in pencil
Paper Size: 38 x 25cm
Packaging: The print is wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and sandwiched between mountboard for protection.
UK Delivery: Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed.
International Delivery: Parcelforce Global Priority.
Please Note: the etching is unframed.
What is an Etching?
The etching process uses acid to create ink-bearing lines on a metal plate. The plate (copper, zinc, aluminium or steel) is covered with a thin acid resistant wax. The etcher draws freely into the wax, exposing the metal beneath. The plate is then placed in the acid bath and the exposed marks are bitten away, forming the image. The resulting image comes from the artist’s ability to control this 'bite' of the acid into the metal.
Ink is then applied to the plate, filling the bitten lines. It is placed on the bed of the printing press with a piece of dampened paper on top. It is then rolled through the press by hand and subjected to a huge amount of pressure, pushing the paper into the bitten lines and transferring the ink to the paper. An original etching is printed by hand, with a great deal of time and care and with each print demanding a high level of technical skill.