But for now, I want to share the process of liberating an iPad painting from the digital format to a rich paper print using a combination of age old and modern approaches in the form of a photo polymer photogravure plate process.
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The digital file was then sent to Photoshop via Dropbox, and then processed through the Nik Silver effects plugin to enhance the contrast within the image. The image was then printed onto a transparency sheet with the aid of some clever under-lighting that tricked the printer into thinking the milky transparent film was more opaque than it actually was.
|Printing a transparency on a large format Epson Printer|
Followed by the developing of the plate in water.
The test plate was then inked and printed
|The image on the iPad screen alongside the test print|
The following day the plate was inked and printed using a wonderful traditional press.
|The inked plate|
|Looking pretty pleased and chipmunk-like, printing the first full image proof|
|Print and Plate|