LASANSKY, TOMAS – COLOR INTAGLIO (WORKING STATE)
Tomas Lasansky learned the skills needed to be a printmaker from his father Mauricio Lansky. I spend a week with Tomas at his Iowa, City studio and he demonstrated how he makes his prints. Tomas articulated how he got the background on this print and the amount of time that is spent on each copper plate to get the desired image. I worked with Adam Rake who is an accomplished printmaker who assists Tomas in the studio. We heated the plates and applied black ink to fill in the etching which once printed through the press will transfer to the paper. If the ink is on to light it does not transfer to the paper and needs to be reprinted as the artist sees fit. These plates too large to fit through the press at once so there are two separate plates each holding their own engraved designs, each passing through the press separately. There are many steps in the printing presses. If you would like for information please follow the link.
COLOR INTAGLIO (WORKING STATE)