PhotoPolymer Gravure Workshops With Paul Taylor
2014 July 10-11-12-13 & September 18-19-20-21
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. The skills learned from the digital film discussions and tutorials will enable workshop attendees to return to their studios and make beautiful digital film for any contact print based photographic process. 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 is easy to follow, fun and comprehensive.
- 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.
Please see the Workshop Overview page for important information.