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Intaglio printmaking is when an image is engraved into an object, and the sunken area of the engraving holds the ink. “The term intaglio means any method of printmaking where there’s pressure involved. It’s one of those really obscure types of printmaking.
Norden, who lives on Lasqueti Island, said printmaking is about a 500-year-old technique. “It’s a bit of a chemical, chemistry thing. It’s not artistic, it’s more keeping an eye on the etching process timing — keeping the timing right — and just learning a method that works.”
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