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Zinc Etching Plates are of professional quality. The 16 Gauge Plates are excellent for etching, drypoint engraving, and aquatint.
The surfaces are polished and the back has an acid resistant coating to protect acid action. They do not require stopping-out prior to etching.
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good quality plates
from Menlo Park, CA
Comments about Zinc Etching Plate:
Great zinc plates for etching. Will buy again.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Plates were dented
from Kent, Ohio
The plates were both deeply dented about the size of a dime. I still used them for my project because I didn't have time to reorder, but as expected the dents have transferred to my prints. I'll likely go to the store in person next time and not order online so I can still get the great deal in price but select plates without dime sized dents in them.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that these plates arrived damaged. Our Customer Care Team is happy to assist you with an exchange and will be in touch. Please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-723-2787 if you ever receive a product that is damaged or defective. We're here to ensure that you are completely satisfied with every purchase.
Zinc Is Better for me when I use Acid.
from Keystone Heights, FL
I like zinc plates when I work with acids at the print shop where I am a member. At home I use ferric chloride and copper plate. It's just a question of when I will be fronting. Zinc is cheaper than copper so I am trending to using more Zinc. As it is now I use roofing copper that may have impurities. Buying zinc or copper from Blick assures me that it is without impurities that can goof up a print.
Great for new etching students and reasonable cost.
Purchasing it in a store is a bit more expensive than getting it online. But the product is the same . Would like to have seen different sizes in the store.
I would buy this product again for sure!
By Liz the Printmaker
from Glassboro NJ
I use these plates for etching and intaglio printmaking. The plates are very durable and good quality so that they take the etching and acid treatments very nicely. I would be careful to check before using these plates that they are tightly wrapped in protective film. I did not realize this at first, which is probably best so that they dont get scratched or damaged before you use them. They are also easy to size and cut which is ideal for different prints.
Zinc etching plate
from Wichita ks
I used the plate for intaglio printing. It was easy to use, etch and print. The plastic on the plate was a little scratched up and there were some lines on the plate before I even started processing it for the etching process. Luckily they were able to be hidden by the image. The plate was also lopsided, meaning it wasn't a perfect rectangle. One side was 12 inches, the other was about 1/3rds of an inch off.
By Print master in the making
from Pocatello, ID
The zinc etching plate for printmaking was the best price I came across! It was in perfect protected shape, very satisfied!
from Gainesville, GA
Super quick shipping, plates were in great condidion
By College Kid
from Flagstaff, AZ
I had to purchase a zinc plate for my printmaking class and had decided against buying the overpriced one from my college's bookstore. I saved a few bucks by buying it through Blick, but then saved even more money through the discount they were running at the time. It came really quickly and was well packed.
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