Renaissance Press Photogravure

2022 Copper Plate Photogravure Workshop

Copper Plate Photogravure Workshops 2022

July 10, 11, 12, 13 

August 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Private Workshops

  NEW -   I recently developed a technique for making beautiful copper plate photogravures that  requires almost no humidity control, takes  less time, and the plates are etched in a single bath.  


The abundance of variables inherent in copper plate photogravure plate making and printing is limited only by the artist’s imagination.

This summer and fall Renaissance Press is hosting two intensive copper plate photogravure workshops   Artists that wish to use hand drawn transparencies for direct copper plate photogravure plate making and printing are also welcome.  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 comprehensive PDF detailing all aspects of photogravure taught at the workshop will be given to workshop participants.  The PDF includes a comprehensive list of suppliers and references related to photogravure and printmaking.

The workshops will take place at Renaissance Press in Ashuelot, New Hampshire. Participants should expect intensive days in a relaxed environment. Renaissance Press is located on the bank of the Ashuelot River and is a 25 minutes drive to Keene New Hampshire or Brattleboro Vermont.

Registration & Tuition:

Limited to six participants

Five Day Workshop Tuition  $1,500.00 plus materials

A 50% deposit is required to secure a place in the workshop

We are running the workshop based on an assumption that it will be safe to travel and conduct a workshop in the studio.  If the virus spikes and it is not safe to conduct a workshop participants will receive a full refund.

Please see the Workshop Overview page for important information

To register please contact Paul Taylor

Phone: 603-239-9990


 The workshops will cover:

  • An Overview of Color Management
  • Digital File Preparation
  • Scanning from Film or Hand Drawn Media
  • Film Linearization
  • Photogravure Platemaking
  • Photogravure Printing - natural proofs, tissue printing, chine colle, oil rolls,  à la poupée printing´╗┐ & more 
  • There is a book between the lines!

Contact Information

Paul Taylor
Ashuelot, NH 03441
tel. (603) 657-6057

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