Etchings

Etching is a traditional form of relief printing.The process of uses strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio in the metal. The plate is then put through a high-pressure printing press together with a sheet of paper (often moistened to soften it). The paper picks up the ink from the etched lines, making a print. This process can be repeated many times before the plate us worn out.

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