A Rainy Day for Photogravure

It’s a dreary and rainy Saturday afternoon.  It’s been too long since I’ve posted, so I’m going to use the rain as an excuse to put something down.

I finished my photogravure workshop.

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Amazing.  What an incredible process.  I’m ready to do more.  Alas, however, like too many photographic practices, it’s in limbo.

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Autotype announced the discontinuation of gravure tissue.  And as of now, they are the last manufacturers of this material.  The tissue is a necessary material for photogravure, without it the photographic image can’t be transfered to the copper plate.  Needless to say, this is a blow to the field of photography, and has left gravure printers all over worried about what to do.  The hope is that Bostick and Sullivan will pick-up the manufacturing of the gravure tissue.  Click here to see their forum on the subject.

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One thought on “A Rainy Day for Photogravure

  1. Hi. I took a “solar plate” class at the Lower East Side Printshop in NYC last spring. We used KM Photopolymer Plates with great results. Have you considered them? I hear they are more a consistent quality than solar plates and also have better mid tones for photographers.

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