• mounting small 2x2 photogravure prints on Gampi

    Making a very small print presents additional unexpected challenges. Preparing entries for the competition, 16 images, 2x2 inches were etched together on single copper plate via traditional photogravure process. Proof was made. Now a dilemma: to cut or not to cut. Inking and printing all of these small beauties individually was a bit discouraging. Here is my approach: dry print them on a single piece of 13 gram Gampi. Let the ink dry over couple of days. cut gampi into individual 2x2 pieces. Prepare thin substrate out of plexi. use archival quality glue stick, moisten it sufficiently before the application. Put tiny print with glue applied over plexi on the press bed, cover with dry pre-teared substrate paper (arches rives) and run thru the press. If you did everything right, here you have a perfect dry mounted photogravure on gampi print!