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The Book Arts Program presents

Photopolymer Intaglio Printing

Friday & Saturday, May 9 & 10
9:00a – 5:00p
Book Arts Studio, Level 4
J. Willard Marriott Library
Workshop fee: $160; Materials fee: $45

In this two-day printmaking powwow, Mare Blocker outlines methods for making images on transparencies as well as strategies for photopolymer intaglio printing and registration. Participants use black or tonal artwork on clear transparency to expose and develop a light sensitive photopolymer plate. By hand-wiping the photopolymer plate, participants create an original intaglio print using an etching press. Suitable for recreating an impression of a photographic image, rather than a highly detailed version. This method is ideal for those who want to reduce toxic materials in their studios. Discussion topics include ink, paper, and dampening choices. Open to all ages. Drawing experience preferred but not required.

Mare Blocker has been making limited edition and unique books since 1979 and established the MKimberly Press in 1984. She earned a BFA in Ceramic Sculpture at the University of Washington and an MFA at the University of Idaho. Her work can be found in over 85 public collections and museums including The Victoria and Albert, the J. Paul Getty Museum, The University of Washington Special Collections, The Albertson Library at Boise State University, and The Library of Congress. Mare has been a Library Fellow award winner from the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC and a Sally R Bishop Artist in Residence at the Center for Book Arts in New York. She is the President of the Book Arts Guild, and is on the Board of Directors for the College Book Arts Association.

The Rare Books Division holds examples of these techniques:

A Casual Commentary: front seat, u.s.a.
Marnie Powers-Torrey
Salt Lake City: UT: M. Powers-Torrey, 1999
N7433.4 P69 C37 1999

Typeface is Twentieth Century Medium Italic. Handset and printed on an Asbern letterpress. Photographs are gum bichromate prints, photolithographs, and intaglio prints from photopolymer plates. Edition of 15 copies, signed and numbered. University of Utah copy is no. 4.

Diane Fine
San Francisco, CA: Gravel Press; Plattsburgh, NY: Moonkosh Press, 2002
N7433.4 F55 S64 2002