Michelle Murillo

Michelle Murillo

Dallas, TX
Destino: Buenes Aires II, Photo Etching
17.375 x 13.25

“Destino: Buenos Aires II” is a photoetching made in 2008 using photopositives, copperplates, photosensitive film and intaglio inks.

PLATE MAKING
Create a 2 color image on Photoshop.
Print photopositives on clear film on Epson 7800.
Let the photopositives dry.
Apply photo sensitive film to plates with squeegee.
Expose photopositives to plate using exposure unit.
Place plates in bath of developer.
Gently agitate until developed, rinse under water.
Let plates dry and cure.

PRINTING
Mix inks to desired color.
Apply intaglio ink with squeegee.
Wipe with tarleton, clean bevels.
Place inked plate face up on press bed.
Place damp BFK on top of plate.
Run through the press, repeat inking process with second plate.
Register second plate to print.
Run through the press.
Stretch prints on board, let dry.