Test plates help you to calibrate your ink and pressure for use with Intaglio Editions plates.
Our Graphical and Photogravure 100-Step Test plates allow you to calibrate your process with confidence!
This 100-step test plate was designed to help you calibrate your ink and initial pressure before printing your Intaglio Editions plates, made exclusively on steel-backed Toyobo KM73 polymer plates! Our Tonal Profile should allow you to print to close to 90/100 steps, on average, with clean separation. Use Charbonelle Carbon Black as a baseline black for optimal tonal range and results.
Once you can print our Step Tests cleanly, you will be able to verify the full, smooth grayscale spectrum available to your work when you print with Intaglio Editions plates.
This 100-step test plate has our Graphical Artwork Profile applied, and is for use with artwork requiring a bolder print, or for use with richer brown and sepia inks. Intaglio Editions' custom process uses steel-backed, Toyobo KM73 polymer plates exclusively!
Once you can print these step tests cleanly, you will be able to verify the full, smooth grayscale spectrum and continuous tone available to your work, when printing properly with Intaglio Editions Premium plates!