Cape Fear Press Etching Studio
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Photogravure print by Jennifer Page, lower right, 'Mustang' ©2021


Cape Fear Press is a privately owned contemporary photogravure and photo-etching printmaking studio located in Carolina Beach, North Carolina which is just a 30 min. ride from ILM International Airport in Wilmington. Jennifer Page, the owner of CFP is an artist dedicated to less toxic and technical innovations in the field of fine art photogravure and photo etching on copper. Cape Fear Press formulated the Puretch Photopolymer etching process for fine art photo etching in 2001. Puretch is a high resolution photopolymer etch resist for traditionally etched metal plate intaglio printmaking, PCB photo circuit boards and jewelry. Since 2010 Cape Fear Press has also thoroughly tested, written processing guides for, and distributes the new Phoenix Gravure and Dragon Gravure gelatin carbon tissues for photogravure. Cape Fear Press was established in 2001 and has been supplying specialized and hard to find materials for photographic etching and intaglio processes since then.

One of the best presses

PURETCH (pronounced Pure - Etch)
For searchability,
Puretch photopolymer is also commonly misspelled as Purtech, Pure-Etch or Puretech. The name originates from the purist who prefers to etch the plate.

Cape Fear Press will ship anywhere in the world if you prefer to order directly.

We are seeking international distributors outside of Europe, please contact us if you are interested and already selling products for printmaking.

Search text in other languages:
Espanol: la película del polímero de la foto resiste para el cobre y los metales de la aguafuerte, heliograbado

Deutsch: Fotoplastikfilm widerstehen für Radierungskupfer und -metalle

Italiano: la pellicola del polimero della foto resiste a per il rame ed i metalli acquaforte

Nederlands: de film van het fotopolymeer verzet tegenzich voor etskoper en metalen

Francais: le film de polymère de photo résistent pour le cuivre et les métaux gravure à l'eau-forte

Russian: пленка полимера фото сопротивляет для меди и металлов вытравливания



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