IN TRADITION OF OLD MASTER PRINTS
My graphic art is made in the tradition of old master prints. The technique I use includes etching on zinc plates by means of photogravure process. Photogravure is a photo-mechanical process whereby a copper or zinc plate is coated with a light sensitive gelatine tissue which was exposed to a film positive and then etched in strong acid.
The scanned image is turned into a film positive and taken to the etching master, who uses photogravure procedure and etching to create a graphic matrix. Afterwards, I cut the French ARCHES or Slovenian RADECE heavyweight paper for etchings and put it into water to soak for a couple of hours.
Next step is to fill the zinc matrix with graphic colour LEFRANC. I use my hand to remove the excess colour from the matrix and put the plate inside the etching mangle. I cover the plate with moist paper and print the etching, which then takes about a week to dry up. My etchings are printed in small editions from 15 to 100 copies and signed according to the international standards.