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The Sideshow: Pulling a Proof

The most gratifying part of printmaking is finally pulling a proof off the press.

Inking and wiping the plate is one of the more taxing steps in the printing process.

Inking and wiping the plate is one of the more taxing steps in the printing process. Ink is pushed into the etched lines, and then the smooth surface of the plate is wiped clean.

Inked and polished, this plate is ready to roll through the press.

The etched lines and textures hold ink and will transfer onto a piece of dampened paper when run trough the etching press.

Ready to roll!

 The plate and paper are placed underneath the felt blankets. Ready to roll!

 

 

 

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