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Copper Plate

Copper Plate
These copper plates require degreasing and deburring before use as printmaking matrices.


 
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Copper plate ideal for printmaking intaglio or engraving. This intaglio plate is industrial grade copper with a thickness of 18 gauge (.043"). The copper plate is not polished or backstopped but offers savings. The plate has a removable Plastic film that helps protect one side of the plate from possible scratches and grease until ready for use. Some surface scratches may exist.

Bulk Price Each 10+
4 x 5 " $5 $4
6 x 9 " $11 $10
8 x 10 " $16 $15
9 x 12 " $19 $18
12 x 18 " $37 $35
18 x 24 " $73 $69
24 x 36 " $144 $137
36 x 48 " $288 $273
Note: Additional shipping charges may apply to the 36" x 48" plates.

Item# Item Name Price Quantity Add
3200405 4" x 5" - Copper Plate
$5.00
3200609 6" x 9" - Copper Plate
$11.00
3200810 8" x 10" - Copper Plate
$16.00
3200912 9" x 12" - Copper Plate
$19.00
3201218 12" x 18" - Copper Plate
$37.00
3201824 18" x 24" - Copper Plate
$73.00
3202436 24" x 36" - Copper Plate
$144.00
3203648 36" x 48" - Copper Plate
$288.00
3200405HR 4" x 5" - Hand Rocked Copper Plate Fine
$40.00
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Technical Specifications:
Thickness: 18 gauge (.043")



Care and Use:
Copperplate is a commonly used printmaking plate used in various intaglio techniques including etching, engraving, mezzotint, drypoint, and photogravure.
The following steps prepare the surface and edges of copper plates for use as matrices in various intaglio techniques.
1. Remove the thin PVC film exposing the protected copper underneath.
2. Use a with a file or deburring tool to sculpt a forty-five-degree chamfer on the top edges of the plate.
3. Polish and degreased the copper plate using whiting powder.



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