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

What is drypoint etching text with tube of ink, etching needle and perspex 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.

Read our Beginner’s Guide to Drypoint Etching for a more detailed look at drypoint etching, scroll through our Pinterest page or look at our Drypoint Examples page.

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.