Degree Show Announcement!

Our degree show is open

22nd – 24th May

&

26th-29th May

10am – 4pm.

And will be held across the New School House Gallery and York St John Campus.

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Perspex etchings and prints

 

 

 

Today I printed from my perspex etchings and achieved some nice results!

To do this yourself you will need access to a laser cutter and a printing press.

To achieve the depth of etch on my perspex,

Here are the settings I used:

  • First convert your images to black and white and up the contrast on photoshop.
  • On the laser cutter, set your images to the size you want (mine are 13.5 x 15.5 cm).
  • Posturize your images.
  • Use the rectangle tool to draw around your images.
  • Change this rectangle to hairline and colour red (this indicates the laser to cut all the way through the perspex)
  • Go to printing preferences
  • Advanced – set the etch cut to 3mm
  • General – resolution – 300 DPI
  • General – engrave direction – bottom up
  • General – image dithering – Floyd Steinberg
  • Colour mapping – black – speed 60, power 100

 

Feel free to play around with these settings further to achieve different results.

 

Happy experimenting!

 

 

Blossom Street Gallery

As part of  York Open Studios 2015, I will be exhibiting a singular piece of work within Blossom Street Gallery for the Open Studios taster event.

 

The taster exhibition will be running from Wednesday 18th March – Sunday 26thApril. Monday to Saturday 9.30am5.30pm. Sunday 10am-3pm.

For more information visit the Blossom street Gallery website Here.

Experimenting with the laser cutter

Today I have been etching my collection of photographed textural matter onto perspex with the laser cutter.

At a later stage I would like to experiment with printing from these perspex etchings.

To see the results of my perspex printing experiments, please see Perspex etchings and prints.