What is Drypoint Printing?

drypoint etching at Slamseys Printmaking in Essex
Prepping the drypoint plate

Drypoint printing is an intaglio technique for producing editions from a printing plate.

The design is drawn onto the plate made from cardboard, metal or clear perspex with a sharp instrument.

Ink is pushed into the marks on the plate’s surface and the excess wiped away.

The print is made using an etching press.

Student drypoint etching of an owl, Slamseys Printmaking


Want to find out more? Book onto one of our Drypoint Etching day courses or evening classes. You can see more examples of student work on our Facebook page.