B.I.G. And Baked

After I filed and degreased my new copper etching plates, I cleaned and prepared a section of the inking up area of Swansea Print Workshop to apply Andrew Baldwin‘s B.I.G. hard ground to the surface of my plates. It’s built up in thin layers until there’s a fine, even amount of ground on the plate.Continue reading “B.I.G. And Baked”

File And Degrease

Take a sheet of warm, shiny copper. File the edges, first with a coarse file, then two successively finer ones to make a gently bevelled edge. Smooth the corners so they are slightly rounded. Flip the sheet over and gently remove the burr around the back edge with the finest file. Then take the copperContinue reading “File And Degrease”