Solar Printing at NBLA

On March 25, Jami Taback taught a Solar Plate Printing workshop that created some beautiful work in the printshop. Solar plate printing is a simple, safe, and fast approach to traditional etching. It does not require the use of grounds, acids or solvents. Solar plate printmaking is used by artists, printmakers, and photographers all over the world.

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Solar plates are exposed with UV light and developed with ordinary tap water.

jami taback solar plate printing workshop at north bay letterpress arts

jami taback solar plate printing workshop at north bay letterpress arts

jami taback solar plate printing workshop at north bay letterpress arts

Students watch as Jami  washes exposed plate material to reveal their solar printing plates.

jami taback solar plate printing workshop at north bay letterpress arts

jami taback solar plate printing workshop at north bay letterpress arts

Participants were introduced to the exposing, developing and printing of solar plates. Direct drawing, photographic and digital approaches to creating images was taught. Inking, wiping and paper preparation was also be demonstrated. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants had a clear understanding of the solar plate process and were able to take their very own prints home!

jami taback solar plate printing workshop at north bay letterpress arts

jami taback solar plate printing workshop at north bay letterpress arts

jami taback solar plate printing workshop at north bay letterpress arts

Create your own prints in one of our upcoming workshops!

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One Response to Solar Printing at NBLA
  1. Paula Gray Reply

    I’m interested!

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