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Re: transfer to metal

I have made a couple of transfers of photocopies of b&w photos on to ball
grained aluminum plates using oil of wintergreen and running the copy and
plate through an etching press to effect the transfer.  I've forgotten
how the plate was processed but, if anyone is interested, can look up my
notes.  The resulting prints are excellent with deep blacks and fine detail.


On Fri, 6 Feb 1998, Nicholas Yeager wrote:

> I'm trying to get a clean transfer to metal - copper, brass, silver - so
> that I can etch the image directly. I know I can use a Goco screen, but
> would like to get the continuous tone of a direct transfer without the
> screen. I've tried laser, xerox and transfer paper images using heat,
> benzene, and/or acetone but with little success.  I haven't discovered a
> successful process that works. The transfer paper leaves all its coating,
> and the etch covers all the material. Yes, I could cut out the transfer
> image, but often the images are too intricate to accomplish that, and I'd
> like a less labor-intensive method.
> Having recalled the recent transfer discussions, this seems to be a
> correllary that wasn't covered. Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Nicholas
> Nicholas G. Yeager 51 Warren St.#2 NY, NY 10007 212.346.9609
> artifex@xxxxxxxxxxxx

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