March 2016 Announcing the latest way to dry photogravure plates!
Since I first started doing gravure I have constantly experimented with a variety of methods for drying the resist evenly. Until now the only method I have preferred is whirling. I was looking for a method that would work for both screened and dust grained plates but not be as cumbersome as a whirler, especially for larger plates. I realized that the soft, mirror smooth dust roller could displace the bulk of the water smoothly for even plate drying and etching.
• Removes dust from glass and aquatint screens
Rollers are available in 4", 10", 14", and 20" with wider rollers available by special order. A 20" roller is shown in the photo below.
Screened resist above and print from dustgrained resist below. Both dried with roller.
June 2011: Manual plate whirler and self spinning turntable for drying photogravure resist Designed by Jennifer Page. All rights reserved. ©2011
Print from whirler dried plate below.
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