The gum print, or gum printing, is a technique that with relatively poor means (a photocopy, shellac and gum arabic), allows us to create a very limited edition of prints.
The image you decide to use with the “gum print” can be a drawing, a photograph, a collage. Excellent results are obtained with well-defined and contrasted images.
The cost for a single participant is € 100, it includes all materials. Full time, with a break for lunch.
The cost for two participants is € 190.
Important note: you need a very contrasted image in the light / dark.
Preparation of materials:
You make a toner photocopy of the work you want to do, with the gum print, ________________________________________
We then proceed to the printing: taking a Plexiglas, the photocopy and the gum arabic prepared the previous evening we start the work. You take two containers, in one you put the gum arabic, in the other tap water. With a sponge, the gum arabic is passed over the Plexiglas, which will act as a support for the photocopy, so that the photocopy is then adherent to said support and does not come off during the inking phase.
The photocopy is then applied on the plexiglass and the gum arabic is passed over the entire surface of the image, in this way the toner will be receptive towards the greasy ink while the part of the image that must remain white will reject the ink.
We will discover the rest together during the workshop.