Etching and Intaglio
Explore etching and intaglio with supplies from Blick. Intaglio is the process of printing a design from recessed areas of the printing plate. Create intaglio prints by etching patterns, designs, and illustrations into a metal plate, such as copper, zinc, or aluminum, and then rubbing printing ink into the etching. Plastic plates are another option — they’re easier to etch and are perfect for practicing and teaching.
Plates are usually printed using a roller press, which supplies enough pressure to transfer the inked design to paper. Etching on metal isn’t easy — that’s where etching and intaglio tools come in. Shop a wide selection of burnishers, scrapers, needles, and more.