Drypoint prints

Drypoint is a printmaking technique of the intaglio family, in which an image is incised into a plate (in this case plexiglass) with a hard-pointed "needle" of sharp metal or diamond point. The ink is then pressed into the lines to create the blacks and wiped from the surface for the whites. It is printed using damp paper under high pressure on a press which crates an embossed edge to the print. As the drypoint wears down through the printing process they are small editions of not usually more than 15 prints.