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Technique of Photogravure

Photogravure, based on gelatine, is just one of many methods of reproduction. Gelatine itself is not sensitive to light, a chemical substance is required for this: Potassium diichromate K2Cr2O7. A gelatin layer soaked with potassium dichromate becomes insoluble in water after exposure to natural light (UV rays) at normal temperatures.

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History of Photogravue

The history of the photogravure reaches back up to the photographic experiments of Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833). In 1816 he tried to project a picture by a camera obscura so that it could be brought in a printable form. This first quite primitive photomechanical process is called Niépce Gravure Heliographique.

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Print Jobs

I would be happy to accept your printing order. For this I need a negative, positive or photo in the format up to 20 x 30 cm. Of course, digital data can also be stored on CD/DVD and be used for a template. Please note that the image in original size in TIFF or JPEG format /RGB mode/resolution 300dpi must be present.

Maximum plate size: Digital templateand analog Template: up to 40 x 50 cm

Maximum sheet size: 78 x 106 cm in white, brigh white or creme white printing paper: Hahnemühle, 300g Printing ink: Charbonnel universal black or as desired. Edition: up to 15 prints per plate Your template: Slide, Positive, Photo or Digital

Other materials can also be used on request. However, the papers and colours I use guarantee optimum quality.

For further information and prices please contact:

webmaster@heliogravuere.de

References

On this page are works of photogravures, which I have produced for different artists.

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Press

Introductory speech by Dr. Andreas Gabelmann on the occasion of the exhibition opening “Stillstand” at the Städtische Museum Engen, 4 April 2019

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Article “Edel gedruckt”, Susanne Kohlheyer, Graphic Art 1/2011, Edition Curt Visel, Memmingen

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Links

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