Photo-Etching with Solarplate or Photo-polymer Film

Contemporary non-toxic etching methods using materials from the commercial printing industry. The image is created by laying a transparency with the image on it on top of the photosensitive plate and exposing it to a light source. The light source hardens the areas of the plate where there is no image, while the areas of the plate which were blocked by the image remain soft and can be “washed out.” The photo polymer film can be applied to metal plates and etched in acid, or applied to plastic plates and printed without etching.