Etching

In the Hippo Studio we use Acrylic resist ‘safe’ etching techniques and can work with aluminium, zinc and steel plates. We have  facilities for the whole photo etching process from plate preparation to the application of photo emulsion, printing of photographic positives, exposure and printing. We can also prepare a plate with ground for the artist to take away, draw the image onto, and bring back ready for etching.

Using our etching press we can also produce prints and editions from your drypoints, woodcuts or linocuts.

Case studies
BACK by popular demand !! Our Etching for Beginners course (formally known as Intro to Intaglio) is designed to give a good grounding in ...
We’ve just added our Introduction to Intaglio course to the ‘Workshops’ page ! This course is designed for anyone new ...
So, it turns out that I didn’t degrease the plate thoroughly enough. After drying the plates I noticed dried on ...
I did a drawing of one of the Avebury standing stones onto the coated aluminium plate using an etching needle. ...
Having done quite a lot of reading I have now purchased everything I need to make a start (hopefully !!). ...
So, this week we purchased this little beauty ! It’s a Polymetaal A2 etching press. We’ve had our eyes open ...