Pure Print
Classical Printmaking in Contemporary Art

Yuriko Miyoshi: COPY-ETCHING / An etching technique using Xerox copy


In making my prints I use a simple technique using Xerox copy. Looking at my prints you may think I use a photo-etching technique. However, my copy-etching technique is different from photo-etching. In my manner I use a sheet of paper instead of a stone or metal (zinc or aluminium) plate, such as is used in lithography. My technique utilizes the principle that grease and water do not mix, thus creating image and non-image producing areas. The non-image areas accept water but not ink.