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Graphic Chemical & Ink Company is a world leader in the fine art field of printmaking. We manufacture our own time-tested inks for etching, litho and relief printing, as well as sell screen print inks, papers, tools, chemistry, plates and supplies for all of a printmaker's needs

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I have worked for Graphic Chemical & Ink Company since 1968 - with a brief hiatus(almost 4 years) to travel the World courtesy of my uncle. Sadly it turns out it was my Uncle Sam, and I wasn't too thrilled about the places that he chose to send me. My wife and I have run Graphic Chemical for many years, and have enjoyed the travel that comes with the position. We get to meet our customers (and the occasional vendor) from all over the World

Saturday, August 04, 2007

ETCHING TOOL UPDATE

One of the basic facts of life that we all face is that there aren't many new materials in printmaking.


Of course, if you've been paying attention, nothing is further from the truth. Almost all of the photo techniques used by many printmakers are relatively new to the process. And while Graphic Chemical has had a hand in some of these changes, there have been some that we weren't so actively involved with.

The same is true with tools. We've had some influence over what is available, and actually have designed a couple of tools to suit the needs of some of our customers. The latest of these is pictured on this page. We have, after several months of discussion with tool designers, introduced the Deluxe D/E Etching Needle, a double ended carbided tipped tool. This tool is black oxided with a knurled mid-section for easy gripping. It will draw through copper, zinc or steel like a hot knife through margarine (I'm on a diet so butter is out!)

2 Comments:

Blogger insatsuya said...

yes it is the best Ive seen!
want to buy! Two pieces...
p.kocak@yahoo.com
www.pulib.sk/kocak

8:18 AM  
Blogger insatsuya said...

want to buy two pieces
peter kocak
www.pulib.sk/kocak
p.kocak@yahoo.com

8:19 AM  

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