These are intaglio (pronounced in-tahl-yo) or acid-free etching plates that are exposed with UVA lights and washed out with water. 73-SP Intaglio plates are exposed through a film positive where the printed image appears the same as the original drawing. These are popular intaglio etching plates. These plates are also commonly referred to as “solar exposure plates” as printmakers often use the sun’s UV rays for exposure. 73 refers to the thickness in mm (.73mm)
Available Plate Sizes / Dimensions
A2=16.5″ x 23.375″*
A3=11.75″ x 16.5″*
A4=8.25″ x 11.75”*
*Plate sizes are accurate within +/- .125″
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