Fall PhotoPolymer Gravure Workshop
with Paul Taylor
Fall Workshop Dates:
September 27-28-29 & 30th
Enjoy Southern New Hampshireâ€™s fall Foliage and learn PhotoPolymer Gravure with Paul Taylor, Director of Renaissance Press.
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, explaining the 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
PhotoPoymer Plate Making
The digital practices that will be taught can be easily transferred to any photographic process in which a contact print positives or negatives are used. The Piezography Selenium K7 standard inkset will be used. This workshop is limited to six participantsï»¿.
Four Day Workshop: $900 + materials
A 50% deposit is required to secure a place in the workshop.ï»¿