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Dolleschal Press

Take Me Out

Take Me Out

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Take Me Out, Color Mezzotint, image area 4” x 6”, 2019

Paper size 7” x 9”. Printed on Stonehenge paper with oil based inks. Limited edition of 7

All prints are titled, editioned and signed on the front in pencil. Very slight variations may exist across the edition.

Intaglio is a type of printmaking technique in which images are incised onto a surface that is typically zinc or copper. Color Intaglio uses multiple plates, one for each color. The following print is a mezzotint and was produced on 3 separate zinc plates, a magenta, blue and yellow plate. Mezzotints are a reductive process in which a tool called a rocker is used to form burs in the metal, allowing the plate to hold ink on the surface. Each plate was rocked for 9 hours by hand to create rich velvety colors and burnished to create the final image. The plate is then printed by pushing ink across the plate and wiping the plate with tarlatan. Due to the pressure at which it is printed, plate marks are visible on the paper.

All pieces pulled from the plate are considered original. These are NOT digital reproductions.

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