Members of the Print Society of Greater Kansas City moved to the printmaking room at the Kansas City Art Institute. Instructor Miguel Rivera introduced us to master printer Ruben Castillo, who showed us the inking process of a copper plate.
Three minute video. Castillo inks solar plate etched copper plate.
Five minute video. Castillo talks about the artist's vision for a particular series.
Within video Print Society member Cynthia Gibson is amazed all the steps that go into each proof.
Ink rolled on heated copper plate. Excess ink wiped off. plate positioned on printing bed. Paper laid on metal plate. Felt blankets. Rolling through printing press bed. Proof pulled and inspected.
One minute video. Castillo talks about friendly soy-based solvents used to remove ink from inked copper plate.
Copper plate (Courtesy of Ruben Castillo)
Finished copper plate etching proof (Courtesy of Ruben Castillo)
Demo presentation took place May 18, 2019. Printmaking Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
posted December 9, 2019