Stoneflower Studio, York, England
These images are glimpses into what goes on during the (often messy) printmaking process.
For more information about the methods I use please see this printmaking guide.
Contructing a collagraph plate
Inking up a collagraph plate
An inked collagraph plate ready to go through the press.
Pulling the first proof of a collagraph print.
Pulling a collagraph print.
A collagraph plate inked and wiped and ready for printing.
A collagraph plate inked in multiple colours, ready to be passed through the press.
Another collagraph monoprint inked and wiped, ready for printing.
Wiping the ink on a collagraph plate to create details.
Adding ink to a collagraph plate.
Starting to construct a collagraph plate.
Cutting out a collagraph plate.
Making running repairs to a collagraph plate. They are often very fragile and can produce only a few impressions.
Some stages in inking up a collagraph plate.
Carving a piece of Japanese vinyl for a linocut.
Rolling ink for a linoprint.
Close up detail of a collagraph plate.
A collagraph plate sealed with shellac and ready for inking.