Renaissance Press Photogravure

Photopolymer Gravure Workshop

July 12, 13, 14, & 15   (1 space available)

Private Workshops

 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.  The workshop is ideal for amateur and professional photographers or any artist interested in expanding their visual technique repertoire through photographic printmaking,  Cliché -Verre or a combination of photographic imagery and Cliché -Verre.

Paul has spent a considerable amount of time fine-tuning linearization strategies for digital film output that rival  - 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.     An PDF presentation that illustrates all aspects of the process, from color management to printing, will be given out at the workshop.  The PDF will include a comprehensive list of suppliers and references to sites of interest.

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 - natural proofs, tissue printing, chine colle, oil rolls,  à la poupée printing & more
  • Cliché-Verre Plate Making

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:

Four Day Workshop Tuition  $1,200 + materials  (average $125)

Limited to six participants

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

Please see the Workshop Overview page for important information.

To register please contact Paul Taylor


Phone: 603-239-9990