Individual courses for print-makers, in intaglio (etching, drypoint, aquatint)

& block printing wood engraving (lino prints, surface printing).

Established 1974.

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Intaglio (etching, drypoint, aquatint)

& block printing & wood engraving  

(lino-prints, surface printing) & letterpress

Established 1974.


Rochat etching press

Manufactured by Harry Rochat for me in 1977.

Weight 11 cwt

Bed size: 26 x 48 inches (A1 size paper)

Cast iron, geared.

Used for printing etchings, engravings, colographs.

Harry Rochat is still making these wonderful presses and occassionally has them second hand for sale, see his website.

Ancillory equipment:-

Aquatint box

Plate warmers (2)

Plate cutter (c.1896)

Acid booth,

Washing bay

Full range of intaglio inks

Plate oil:- strong, medium, weak.

Tarlatan / skrim



Snake stones

Comprehensive libary on etching & engraving