Quick video showing the printing process of the gorgeous 'La Symphonie des Songes' etching edition produced and published by Goldmark Atelier, UK.
This edition is based on a stunning mural that Miss Van painted in her home town of Toulouse in 2016.
For this print we used the Cine-Collé process which involved using an extremely delicate handmade Japanese paper and a heavier Somerset paper as a substrate. The Japanese paper is applied directly to the face of the plate and trimmed to size before being placed onto the press. This requires great care as the damp paper can rip and tear with the slightest error. At this point 300gsm Somerset is placed on top of the plate and all three elements are ran through the press at high pressure. As a result of going through the press the lighter Japanese paper is pressed and adhered to the much heavier Somerset paper and can be lifted away from the plate as one (hence the collage/collé).
This rare process allows us to achieve much greater detail retention in the print as the Japanese paper is more able to lift ink from the finest elements of the plate.