[Alt-photo] Re: Sort-of-Alt fun project

Henry Rattle henry.rattle at ntlworld.com
Tue Dec 31 22:20:08 UTC 2013

Hi Bert,

A copy is at 


The plate tone is too heavy on this one - the original looks better than the
scan! I sent a cleaner one to our friends.

Best wishes


On 31/12/2013 21:39, "Bert Kuijer" <gemeentehuis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Henri,
> Could you show us an example?
> Best wishes to you too!
> Bert from Holland
> Op dinsdag 31 december 2013 schreef Henry Rattle (henry.rattle at ntlworld.com
> ):
>> Forgive me for an only vaguely-Alt posting, but I had a lot of fun with
>> this
>> over the holiday:
>> Take a digital photo (e.g. an iPhone photo of the Rialto Bridge in Venice)
>> Process the photo with an iPad app called "Etchings" which very
>> convincingly
>> renders your image as an engraving
>> Make a positive transparency at the required size
>> Expose a photopolymer plate under the transparency (1 minute, and works
>> fine
>> with a diffused UV source if you are careful with contact). Wash out plate.
>> Ink up, wipe plate and print onto a nice printmaking paper
>> Voila - a 21st-century engraving to give as a present to the folks we were
>> on holiday with in Venice.
>> As I say, a bit marginal as Alt - but at least you end up with a real
>> ink-on-paper image, and a lot of fun!
>> Happy New Year!
>> Henry
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