Final.

Wanting to stick to my usual theme for my cards, I decided to start from a photo I took some years ago (still film photography and darkroom labour). As time was running short the matrix had to be a photopolymer plate.

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Photo (bw)
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Print (10 cm x12.5 cm)

Waiting to dry.

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For the inside I choose as font Walbaum kursiv 20Pt.

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Photopolymer plate

I use photopolymer plates mostly for relief printing if I want very fine lines.

So I spend some time drawing (pen and ink) several dragonflies:

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As I intend to produce a relief plate, the first step consists in the production of a negative of the drawings.

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Platemaking is done on my UV exposure unit (the one I use to produce electronic circuits) and washing out in the bathtub. (Not very professional.)

To see how it is done watch these videos on youtube:

– Photopolymer Exposure and Development (Nicholas Silberg)

How to create a photopolymer letterpress plate (Genevieve Carroll)

The result:

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and the print:

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A very fine and explicit description of the process may be found on

Diane Longley’s website.