In dry point etching the technique consists of scratching into the surface of a metal or perspex plate with a sharp point. Softer marks can be made with burnishers and sandpaper. To print the ‘plate’, printing ink is worked into the whole surface with a firm pad of scrim and pushed into any deep lines. Cleaner scrim is used to wipe over the ‘plate’  which is then put through the printing press with damp paper laid on top. The ‘plate’ will need to be inked again to produce another print, maybe using different colours.

Etchings Gallery – Click on the pictures for a larger image.