Intaglio: Caster Printing

Intaglio: Caster Printing

Intaglio: Caster Printing Research
This research presents a substitute for an Etching Press to provide quality printing for Intaglio plates while teaching online printmaking classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 25, 2020
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  1. Intaglio: Caster Printing Original Research by Sheila Goloborotko

  2. Intaglio: Caster Printing Research This research aims to find a

    substitute for an Etching Press to provide quality printing for Intaglio plates while teaching online printmaking classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Premise: Find a tool to produce maximum pressure per square inch to mimic the results of a printing press. Experiments: • Casters • Metal Rollers
  3. Experiment: Test printing with a metal conveyer belt roller. Result:

    Metal roller printing produced an unsatisfactory result.
  4. Experiment: Test printing with an old, highly used flat caster.

  5. Result: Caster printing produced the same result as an etching

    press with a zinc plate (etching and aquatint.)
  6. Result: Caster printing produced the same result as an etching

    press with an acrylic plate (drypoint.)
  7. Experiment: Find an available caster in the market that can

    produce the same result as the old, flat, and highly used caster.
  8. Result: Best print was produced with a 3” Solid Poly

    Rigid Caster, rated 275 lbs. Item was purchased at Harbor Freight Tools for $4.49, June 2020 in Jacksonville, FL.
  9. Observation: New caster is curved and has a seam in

    the center that would cause printing defects.
  10. Solution: Sand caster with 220G Silicon Wet/ Dry Sandpaper to

    eliminate curvature and seam. Sand until seam is gone and caster is totally flat.
  11. For step-by-step printing instructions: https://youtu.be/IwW6SV9f2ms

  12. In Memoriam of George Floyd, 1973-2020

  13. BLACK LIVES MATTER

  14. www.goloborotko.com s.goloborotko@unf.edu