Photogravure Instructions and descriptions for photogravure
Gary Krüger, 2022 (Vita)
256 Pages, A4
Paper: 135g matt
Cover matt foil
Price: 89.00 Euro plus shipping
This book contains detailed descriptions and instructions of the various processes involved in converting a photograph into a photogravure, taking into account the use of materials available today. The first part of the book explains in detail the principle of photogravure, historical notes, materials needed, workshop equipment, as well as all the necessary steps for the production of a photogravure. In summary, in the chapters describing the respective procedures, there is a brief guide at the end with information on possible sources of error. The second part contains the description of different noble printing techniques such as carborundum, soot and pigment printing, which can be combined with photogravure. Furthermore, the reader receives detailed construction plans for necessary equipment as well as instructions for the production of materials used in photogravure.
Photogravure seems to be a rather labourious and complicated technique for
beginners. However, it produces excellent results that cannot be achieved with any other printing technique. All steps described here are also carried out by me in this way. Much skill I have acquired myself over the years through experimen tation and a lot of patience.
My thanks go to the Ministry of Science,
Research and Arts of Baden Württemberg.
Without the state grant for art project funding this
book would not have come into being.