We’ve recently finished printing a set of three multi-color prints that Euan Macleod did after a trip to Antarctica. Every one of these prints consisted of three plates, each with multiple colors – a technique known as À la poupée .
Printing these works took several long days of printing with 4 people involved in each one of the prints – three for inking up the plates, and one for managing the paper and press.
This video demonstrates the process of printing a single print from three plates – all plates get inked up and run through the press in a certain order.
To demonstrate how the ‘A La Poupee’ method works, the following video shows one of the plates being inked up in 2 colors.
Macleod is a regular at Cicada Press and has over the years produced some fantastic etchings – both black and white as well as multi-color representations of the figure in the landscape.