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

Drypoint etching of whale

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 or scroll through our Pinterest page for examples.

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.