Solar Prints
Solar prints are produced using a polymer plate with steel backing, the same as used in the commercial printing industry. It etches through the exposure to Ultra Violet rays.
  1. Design your image on a transparency.
  2. Sandwich transparency onto the polymer plate and expose to sunlight.
  3. The light hardens the polymer emulsion through clear parts of your design and stays soluble in blackened parts.
  4. Wash the soluble polymere off the plate, then rub ink into the grooves.
  5. Intaglio printing - press your etched metal plate onto paper under pressure.
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