Man revealing drypoint print by etching press

What is Drypoint Printing?

Drypoint etching of whale

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.

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.

Read our Beginner’s Guide to Drypoint Etching.