In this book, Mark Graver puts the case for non-toxic printmaking and then discusses the various technical factors (both materials and equipment) to consider when etching with acrylic resists, making aquatints, etching in general, using drypoint, engraving, making mezzotints and collagraphs and using photopolymers as well as combining various printmaking techniques. There is also information on various inks and health and safety measures in the printing workshop. All in all, this book contains everything you need to know to clean up your printmaking practice.
This manual presents a comprehensive and detailed approach to making etchings safely. It is based on the methods employed and taught by New Grounds. We are grateful for all the wonderful successes and mistakes New Grounds artists have produced in the course of almost two decades that have greatly contributed to the knowledge base of this book. With detailed lists, step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting sections, this book offers valuable information for etchers on all levels.
The Fine Art of Printmaking has existed for approximately 500 years. Traditionally, printmakers all over the world have made use of materials and techniques that were very hazardous to health and environment. Since the mid-1990s, however, the printmaking studios in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and Scandinavia have been testing new acrylic- and photopolymer-based alternatives and environmentally friendly etching methods that did away with organic solvents altogether. The technical development within the areas of acrylic- and photopolymer-based materials has offered printmakers a wide range of new materials and techniques. Not only do they replace the traditional techniques; they also make new options available, being cheaper, more durable, faster and mutually combinable. Last, but not least, it is possible to integrate digitally generated artwork with traditional techniques in copper etchings.
With clear step-by-step instructions and over 225 illustrations, mostly in colour, this book describes techniques that avoid traditional toxic materials in order to achieve stunning prints the modern way.
A practical and inspirational resource book designed to be the definitive guide to water-based screenprinting. With clear step-by-step instructions and numerous illustrations, it explains and describes methods and materials that replace traditional toxic screenprinting systems. The water-based way is the modern option - safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly, as well as quick to learn and accessible to all.
One of the biggest concerns faced by printmakers is the toxicity of traditional printmaking materials and processes. As a result, Spark Box Studio actively researched alternative non-toxic methods for each of the processes they offer in their shop.
This is the trusted resource for working artists and art students written by the leading authority on these health hazards. Whether you work in painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, textiles, computer, or children's art, this is the only reference book that covers all the dangers associated with metals, minerals, and chemicals.
Dozens of at-a-glance tables and charts present vital information about art materials, ingredients, technical hazards, proper protective equipment, and safe work practices simply and accurately. This brand-new third edition is now completely revised and expanded to detail lifesaving new safety and ventilation equipment, present urgent new discoveries on toxins and pollutants found in arts and crafts materials, and explain the controversies surrounding new government regulations.