INTAGLIO RESINGRAVE: POLISHING RESINGRAVE, ENGRAVING TECHNIQUE, A GALLERY OF INTAGLIO PRINTS
How to Use Resingrave for Intaglio Engraving
An Introduction -- Intaglio Resingrave is a positive engraving method (going from light to dark), capable of producing graded half tones like the mezzotint as well as engraved copperplate style line or drypoint. It can be engraved with a variety of tools like steel gravers, powered rotary bits, roulettes and even burnished or dragged sandpaper. Engraving is user friendly "see-where-you-are-going" and pulling a print is as straight forward as any other intaglio plate process.
POLISHING MATTE RESINGRAVE -- Regular Resingrave has to be polished by the engraver in a simple two-step process, first with fine (600 grit wet/dry) sandpaper and then with 7000 grit plate polishing paste that creates a mirror-like surface.
ENGRAVING RESULTS -- Engraving technique is fully described in the manual and DVD entitled Relief and Intaglio Printmaking Methods on Resingrave Blocks (see the Resources section for suppliers of these items). Following are print images of various intaglio engraving effects from polished Resingrave.
A GALLERY OF INTAGLIO PRINTS
Below are several prints by Richard Woodman done with the Resingrave Intaglio method.