Polymer Photogravure prints are made with the Intaglio process of printmaking. An image is exposed onto a polymer plate using UV light to harden the polymer and washed out with water and dried. The plate is then inked with intaglio inks and printed using an etching press. Both relief and full tone images can be made with this process.
Most of my prints begin with a digital image that is converted to a black and white image and printed with an inkjet printer as a positive transparency. The polymer plate is first exposed with a stochastic screen followed by exposure of the transparency and processed as described above.