|first print from plex plate|
|second print from plex plate after reworking|
|first print from copper plate|
|print from reworked copper plate|
Last week, the results of these experiments were be revealed by the pressure of the press, forcing the soft, wet paper into the ink-filled lines of the plate. I was surprised by the range of tones, by the reversal that I had failed to take account of, and by the appearance of lines in the print that I had not seen on the plate. Having done this much, I can see just the faintest outlines of how much more there is to do. It feels like a good start to a very long journey. The question is, is it a journey that I really want to take?