Jennifer May, He Fell Asleep And I Wanted To Talk


edition: 1/5
4.5 x 4.25 ins (11.5 x 11 cms)
Notes: Unframed, but housed in an archival mat and backing board. Excellent condition.


Intaglio printing is the opposite of relief printing, in that the printing is done from ink that is below the surface of the plate. The design is cut, scratched, or etched into the printing surface or plate, which can be copper, zinc, aluminum, magnesium, plastics, or even coated paper. The printing ink is rubbed into the incisions or grooves, and the surface is wiped clean. Unlike surface printing, intaglio printing—which is actually a process of embossing the paper into the incised lines—requires considerable pressure. Intaglio processes are probably the most versatile of the printmaking methods, as various techniques can produce a wide range of effects.