Anatomical Eye Prints

A selection of copperplate etching prints of an eyeball.

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A selection of copperplate etching prints of an eyeball. Each one is on different papers as listed below. Please select which print you would like before adding to the basket.

  1. Hand-labelled copperplate etching on archival paper. Labels based on a reference image: £70
    Print size: Approx 17cm x 15cm
    Paper size: Approx 22.5cm x 22.5cm
  2. Copperplate etching on eco-dyed paper: £70
    Print size: Approx 17cm x 15cm
    Paper size: Approx 25cm x 20cm
  3. Copperplate etching on archival Sommerset paper: £60
    Print size: Approx 17cm x 15cm
    Paper size: Approx 23cm x 22cm

Product Care:
Printed with colourfast ink on archivable paper.
A work on paper, so apply care accordingly.
My recommendation for maximum lifespan would be to keep it out of direct sunlight and/or mount in a frame with UV protect glass/plastic, hang at room temperature and without excess moisture (i.e. not in a kitchen or bathroom). But it’s your work so more importantly, ignore all that and hang somewhere you’ll enjoy it!

About Intaglio Printing:
An intaglio print normally means an etching but is any print where the ink is pulled from marks made into a plate, and often these plates can be printed with for a limited amount of prints.
For this print process, I used a copper etching plate. I used a wax resist that is rolled onto the surface of the plate, and then scratched off in any area where you would like to reveal a line, and then left in acid. The acid eats a groove in any area that is not covered by the wax. The plate is then inked up and a special fabric is used to push the ink into the grooves and off of the surface of the plate. This leaves any etched lines with ink in. Damp paper is placed on top and it is all run through a press. The paper gets squashed into all the grooves by the great pressure of the roller, and it pulls out the ink that is now stuck to the paper.
This process is great for fine lines and great detail but is very time-consuming. I like to make each print unique, and this process allows a lot of variation with each pull.

Disclaimer:
All works on paper are notoriously difficult to photograph accurately. The best efforts have been made to get the colours and tones in the photograph to match the product, however, colours may vary in different lights and differ from the image shown. If you would like to arrange to view the print in person, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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