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INTRODUCTION

On Technique

On the Relationship of the Graphic Arts to Society

An Outline of the Etching Techniques

 

MAKING AN ETCHING

Etching Plates

The Preliminary Drawing

The Etching Ground

Cleaning the Plate

The lithograph-ink Ground

Tracing the Drawing on the Grounded Plate

Drawing on the Plate

Textures on the lithograph-ink Ground

Acidproofing the Back of the Plate

 

THE USE OF ACIDS IN ETCHING

 

Biting the Plate

Mixing the Acid

Handling the Acid

Testing the Bite

The Test Plate

Timing the Bite

 

AQUATINT

 

Making the Dust Bags

The Aquatint Ground

Biting the Aquatint

Aquatint Test Plate

Crayon Aquatint

Spit Biting

 

 

PRINTING ETCHINGS

 

The Etching Press

The Etching Blankets

Beveling the Plate Before Printing

Setting the Pressure for Printing

Inking and Wiping the Plate

The Printing Paper

Printing

Drying the Prints

 

CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS ON THE PLATE

 

Making Corrections on the Plate

Pumice

Emery Paper

Willow Charcoal

Snakeslip

Scotch Stone

The Scraper

The Burnisher

Texture

 

OTHER ETCHING GROUNDS AND MEDIUMS

 

Dry Point

The Poured Ground

Regrounding the Plate

The Rolled-wax Ground

Soft Ground

Lift Ground

Mixed Mediums

The Squeegee in Inking

Steel and Copper Facing

Graduated Tones

Salt Aquatint

Reverse Biting

Mezzotint with Aquatint

Reverse Printing

Grinding Tone into the Plate

Etching Face of Plate for Grays

The Emery and Buffing Wheels

The Vacuum Cleaner

Power Tools

More on Acids

MATTING AND EXHIBITING.
PURCHASING MATERIALS

 

On Matting and Exhibiting Prints

On Purchasing Materials