Renaissance Press Photogravure


The information posted on this page is intended for anyone interested in copper plate photogravure technique.  The information does not represent difinitive “how to” guides or best practices.  The process is too complex for anyone to claim this knowledge.  There are many approaches and ways to make beautiful plates and prints.   The majority of the early technical information written was developed by the rotogravure industry where farily exact standards were necessary to ensure repeatable results.

 2.  Equipment & Supplies

3.  Single Acid Etch   No humidity control.  Reduced drying time.

4.  Rare and still (mostly) relative information about copper plate photogravure technique.  Downloadable as PDF’s

5.  Kokak #1 Densitometer.  It won’t break the bank.  They are often available on Ebay.