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Etching

Interested in doing some Etching? You can find all your discounted Etching supplies here for you to get started on your next project!

Etching is the printmaking process where metallic plates have lines cut into them using carving instruments to draw out designs. These etching plates are often made from copper, iron or zinc, which are then removed of all scratches and imperfections before being covered with paint and being pressed onto art surfaces.

This style was particularly popular throughout the Middle Ages, especially around central Europe.

Take a look into our stock below to find any discounted products to help you with your future etching projects.

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Aqua Wash Ink

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$23.40

Aqua Wash Inks have been developed by the Lefranc Bourgeois laboratory. The binder is composed of several oil emulsions. Its adhesive quality, flexibility and yellowing characteristics are identical to those of traditional oil.

This water-washable oil-based emulsion ink is safe for hands and materials as they can be washed with soap and water. High in pigment concentration, Aqua Wash Inks are extremely lightfast and all the colours can be intermixed.

Wonderful for intaglio printing techniques such as engraving, dry-oint, mezzotint, etching and aquatint, as well as monotype and relief printing techniques such as lino cuts and wood prints.

 

Charbonnel Etching Ink

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$19.95

Used by professional printmakers for its superior printing and lasting works of art, Charbonnel Etching Inks offer a great palette of colours suitable for all styles of print work.
Charbonnel Etching Inks has a low acidity and superior light fastness. The exceptional pigments have been finely milled and blended with high quality oils to meet the demands of any printmaker or artist.

 

Ferric Chloride Crystals

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$34.30

Ferric Chloride Crystals should be used to make your own etching solution.

Mix the 500g pack of Ferric Chloride Crystals with 1 litre of water to make up the etching solution.

Warning: When mixing, use with rubber gloves, safety glasses and a vapour mask. Store only in glass container.

 

Mavlon Solar Plates

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$126.15

Mavlon Solar Etching Plates are the economical solar plates for your etching requirements. Mavlon Solar Etching Plates are pre-sensitised, self-etching polymer plates. Expose to sunlight with transparency of image on top, run under the tap to reveal an instant plate without using acids.

 

School Etching Press

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$563.85

Create manual chalcographic prints with the School Etching Press. This press features height adjustable solid steel rollers and round plastic covered pressure spindle and hand wheel for a more comfortable grip. The School Etching Press is supplied with metal plate. Ideal for the classroom or for beginners.

Specifications:

  • Size: L25 x W23.5 x H17 cm
  • Weight: 6 kg
  • Width of roller: 18 cm
  • Diameter lower roller: 3.5 cm
  • Diameter upper roller: 3.5 cm
  • Metal plate: 18.6 x 32 x 0.3 cm
  • Single Packing: 34 x 22 x 20 cm
 

School Etching Press Felt Blanket

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$45.60

Blanket for use with Etching Press.

Size: 26.5cm x 42cm

 

School Etching Press Kit

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$826.85

Create manual chalcographic prints with the School Etching Press. This press features height adjustable solid steel rollers and round plastic covered pressure spindle and hand wheel for a more comfortable grip. The School Etching Press is supplied with metal plate. Ideal for the classroom or for beginners.

Full Kit includes a Serigraph Wooden Box to store the following:

  • 1 x Etching press 3620
  • 1 x Felt
  • 2 x Clamps to lock the press
  • 1 x Roller for colour
  • 1 x Big point with scraper
  • 1 x Burnisher with scraper
  • 2 x Thin points with wooden handle
  • 1 x Colour tube black
  • 5 x Aluminium plates 900mmx120mm
  • 5 x Tarlatan sheets 130mmx189mm
  • 1 x Instruction book long description

Specifications of Etching press:

  • Size: L25 x W23.5 x H17 cm
  • Weight: 6 kg
  • Width of roller: 18 cm
  • Diameter lower roller: 3.5 cm
  • Diameter upper roller: 3.5 cm
  • Metal plate: 18.6 x 32 x 0.3 cm
  • Single Packing: 34 x 22 x 20 cm
 

Solar Etching Plate

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$42.80

Solar Etching Plates are the ideal alternative to working with traditional hazardous techniques requiring grounds, acids and solvents. They are simple to use, pre-sensitised and self-etching polymer plates.

To use, place a transparency of an image on top of the Solar Etching Plate, expose to sunlight, run water over the plate to reveal an instant plate ready for printing.
As it does not use acids to produce etching plates, it is safe to use in the classroom, at home or in the studio.

 

Speedball Baren

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$48.50

The Speedball Baren is a superior, 4 inch diameter baren idea for hand printing and proofing of block prints. The baren is covered in nylon ensuring smooth, virtually friction free gliding motions.
The Speedball Baren features a comfortable wooden handle and distributes pressure evenly for a superior image result.
Washes easily.

 

Speedball Brayer Rubber

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$41.65

Speedball Brayer Rubbers utilise a soft, polyurethane roller with nylon bearing. Creating even ink distribution in printmaking, it is ideal for using in printmaking, scrapbooking and paper crafts.
Use Speedball Brayer Rubbers to create unique textures and coloured backgrounds to your invitations, scrapbooks or cards by rolling the brayer into paint or ink, then applying directly onto paper.

 

Tarlatan

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$10.25

Tarlatan is used in the etching process to gently wipe away ink on your plate. It is made of starched open weave cotton ideal for maximum ink retention.

Tarlatan can also be used to make a rosin bag for aquatinting. The coarse tarlatan is perfect for letting large pieces of rosin through its holes.

 

Whiting Powder

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$12.25

Whiting Powder is used in the preparation of etching plates. It is made of ground calcium carbonate chalk and free from impurities.

Mix Whiting Powder with water to create a paste to degrease copper or zinc plates before applying ground or aquatinting. To remove tarnishes from plates, mix whiting powder with ammonia.

Whiting Powder can also be added to your etching inks to stiffen and increase body.