carborundum

is an abrasive powder used for various industrial applications, but also for grinding litho stones. In this printing technique, an image is made using carborundum and acrylic on a zinc or galvanised plate (plastic is also an option). The printing process is similar to that followed for traditional etching. This printing technique is perfect for producing monumental graphics which are very typical in character; it almost looks as though it has been painted. Large carborundum prints are almost always unique. Plus carborundum printing is environmentally friendly, as no chemicals are used. It is a combination of relief printing, engraving and planography; the technique can be combined perfectly with dry needle or with traditional etched plates.



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