I recently met with Amber and Elijah of Amber Hunt Photography, and they introduced me to an amazing artistic keepsake that Elijah is now creating for clients – intaglio prints! This heirloom-quality keepsake is a truly unique way to capture the essence of your
How does Elijah do it? Here is a description from their website: “I thought the etching process itself was grueling enough, but the inking is an hours-long endeavor. It’s fascinating to see how the ink must be “charged” and mixed with a small amount of clove oil to slow drying time, giving him more time to work.
After the plate is inked, the excess is wiped with a tarlatan. That alone is a lengthy and subjective process, as wiping too much causes you to lose detail, while not enough means there’s too much ink on the print. After the plate is wiped, the paper is placed on top and it’s run through a printing press. Then the inking/wiping process begins again. That’s why each print is unique, with variations in the inking.”