2013 PhotoPolymer Gravure Workshops With Paul Taylor
July 11-12-13 & 14 & September 27-28-29 & 30th
PhotoPolymer Gravure is a relatively easy method of creating intaglio prints from both photographic and hand drawn imagery. In many ways the final print mimics the labor intensive and historically renowned copper plate photogravure process. PhotoPolymer prints can rival finely made copper plate photogravures, but are processed in a fraction of the time and require a fairly minimal learning curve.
Paul has spent a considerable amount of time fine-tuning linearization strategies for digital film output that rivals - and in many cases - exceeds the possibilities of film from enlarged negatives. He explains the linearization process in ways that both beginners and advanced participants will appreciate. A CD-ROM that illustrates all aspects of the process, from color management to printing, will be given out at the workshop.
Participants may use images from digital cameras, film, or hand drawn imagery.
The workshop will cover:
- Overview of Color Management
- Digital File Prep
- Scanning from Film or Hand Drawn Media
- Linearizing for Photopolymer
- Film Output
- PhotoPoymer Plate Making
- PhotoPolymer Printing
The digital practices that will be taught can be easily transferred to any photographic process in which contact print positives or negatives are used. The Piezography Selenium K7 standard inkset will be used. This workshop is limited to six participants.
Four Day Workshop: $900 + materials
A 50% deposit is required to secure a place in the workshop.