Photopolymer (Solarplate) Etching
What is Photopolymer Etching? In this printmaking process, an image is transferred to a light sensitive plate, called a solarplate, and exposed to the sun or inside a lightbox. After the image is transferred to the plate, the plate is rinsed in water, dried, and then inked and printed on an etching press. Though photographs can be used in this process, drawings can also be done on ground glass and the image transferred to the light sensitive plates. The results look somewhat like traditional lithographs, because the ground glass used in the drawing has a surface much like stone.