Photo-etching

“Photo-etching” or “photo-engraving” is a printing process that uses chemicals to transfer certain sections of a photograph onto a metal plate, which appear as shallow incised lines on the metal. To transfer the image from the plate to paper, the plate is covered in ink and then placed against a paper. The metal-paper sandwich is then passed through a printing press and voilà: a fresh photo-etching ready for collecting!

Collectionair

Using our network of curators and curatorial committee we bring you exhibitions every month from new and exciting art scenes. You can easily buy, rent and swap works with other members of our art sharing community. Enjoy an interactive art world, and we’ll take care of everything else.