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Akua Printmaking Plates are made of .030 PETG transparent plastic.
Perfect for inversion printing, the plates are durable, softer than polycarbonate with a non-porous surface, and perfect for inversion printing.
Akua Printmaking Plates are ideal for monotype, carborundum, collagraph, drypoint, and ImagOn photopolymer film.
™ Akua is a trademark.
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By Esser Shon
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Fabulous for printmaking!
These are great plates for use in your printmaking curriculum. They are great for Monoprints but limit them to just that print medium. They are perfect for drypoint etchings and collographs. Plus, you can easily combine all three types of printmaking in one print. They are flexible and thin enough to cut into specific shapes but tough enough to stand up to the press. They also aren't bottle and withstand being dropped by students.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Berkshire County Massachusetts
I've looked all over for these printing plates and finally found them at Blick's. This gauge printing plate is perfect for monoprinting and thin enough to cut into sizes that are not available pre-cut, i.e., squares or any other free-form shapes.The three packs are good value.
Works really well for drypoint
By Sarah C
I used these for a beginning drypoint class and the students loved them. They're cost-effective and easy to scratch into. However, my only slight criticism is that they're paper-thin, so setting pressure on the press took a little more trial and error than usual. However, they're still a great product.
from Santa Barbara, CA
I use my Akua printing plate for monoprinting. They work nicely and clean up easily.
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Akua Etching Plates - the Best Available
from Stow, OH
Started doing etching a year ago - has changed my art career. Akua plates are best available for the price and Blick as always has the best deal and availability on-line.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Baltimore, MD
Some things never change. Quality product from a quality provider.
Akua Printmaking Plates - Another Use
from Germantown, TN
I was searching for plastics that could be used to transfer images from plates (woodcuts, linocuts, etc) and found these Akua plates. The ink transferred much smoother and more completely that from other plastics I've tried. I was able to print from them, on them, to other plates with ease. Transfers and reversals were easily accomplished using Akua printmaking plates. They were also very easy to cut with a utility knife so that they could be tailored to the sizes of the images I had produced. Great product and saved me a lot of money purchasing plates that might have been way to large for my needs.
Akua Plates - I love 'em.
By The Printer
from Oklahoma City, OK
I use these plates with intaglio inks for my monoprints. Get great results !!
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