We see as one of our tasks to offer to printmakers information and products that help to reduce health risks and danger to the environment.
This pages are under construction.
The "non-toxic-printmaking" area is in constant development.
Many people and institutions are working on it, especially in the U.S.A. and the United Kingdom. This makes however the subject not very surveyable. Sometimes the presentation of new techniques is too difficult to understand for the average artist.
All in all enough reason to try to bring some system into these techniques. On these pages an attempt will be done to create a sort of "order" in all those different approaches.
On this page one finds links to "non toxic printmaking sites".
Some of these are linked to pages on this Polymetaal site, where one can find a brief description of the technique in question.
From those pages on more detailed information is given on other pages.
With this approach the author (Hugo Bos) tries to make the reader familiar with the general outlines of a specific techniques, before he risks to be drowned in all the details of it. It is also an aim to make comparisons of different techniques on these pages. In the end it might give a tool to the artist that can help to choose the appropriate technique in a specific situation.
Links to "Non toxic Printmaking" web sites:
- Introduction "Non-Toxic Printmaking" of Keith Howard. This page is situated on the Polymetaal web site and is dedicated to techniques as developed and described by Keith Howard.
- Keith Howard's non toxic printmaking page
- International non toxic (Keith Howard) printmaking master workshops Alberta Canada.
- Ad for Keith Howard's Book on "Non toxic Intaglio Printmaking".
- Strange Ross: Photogravure.
- Grafisk Eksperimentarium.
- Phil Shaw's site, a graduate of the royal college, now researching "phytochromography" (use of plant pigments in printing inks)
- Printmaking Page of Boise State University, "new innovative technology and safe non toxic materials".
- Preparation, Exposure and Development of ImagOn Polymer Film, (Keith Howard)
- Use of electrolysis to etch on copper, using the "Electro-etch" process.
- Media Street Network of Professional Graphic & Print Service Providers.
- Stones Crayons, unique Lithographic drawing materials.
- Olec Corp.
- "Green Prints", Cedric Green's site on non-toxic, ecologically friendly, alternative methods for printmaking.
- "Worldphoto", how to make digital Negatives for black & white fine art photo's
- Z*ACRYL ETCHING SYSTEMS