Ky Ober

Ky Ober

Arlington, VA
Thicket, Pronto Plate Lithograph Monoprint
22 x 18

Plate Making:
Image is created by manipulating a digital photograph in Photoshop and printed directly on to pronto plate through a computer printer.

Printing:
Plate is secured by placing it on a wet, smooth surface. Plate is coated with gum arabic and massaged with slightly dampened sponge, then sponged clean with water.
Plate is then inked with Handschy litho ink using a roller in the usual lithographic printing technique alternating rolling of ink and sponging to keep plate from drying.
Pronto plate can be printed on a litho or etching press.
Inked plate is placed face down on Rives BFK and run through the press. (Pronto plate can be printed either face down, or face up for easier registration. )
The plate is then re-inked, turned 180 degrees and re-printed.
Image is then over-printed with three layers of yellow from a monotype surface (Plexi). Each layer is varied by wiping, adding transparent base, laketine and additional color.