Atelier Gary Krüger
Technique of Photogravure
The photogravure is a photomechanical intaglio process. From the original negative
to the final print, there are five steps: making the positive (halftone film), sensitizing
the gelatine tissue, making the gelatine resist, etching the copper plate, and, finally,
printing the plate.
History of Photogravure
The history of the photogravure reaches back up to the photographic experiments
of Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833). In 1816 he tried to project a picture by a camera
obscura so that it could be brought in a printable form. This first quite primitive photo-
mechanical process is called Niépce Gravure Heliographique.
Your Print Job
I shall be delighted to do Your print job: For this I need a photographic negative, slide or
photo (up to 20 x 30 cm). As a matter of course digital files can be used. Please consider
that the image on CD or DVD must be in the size of the desired print size.
Format: TIFF, RGB, 300 dpi.
Maximum print size:
Digital up to 30 x 40 cm
Analog (max. 4x5 inch) up to 40 x 50 cm, bigger sizes on request
Maximum size of the sheet: 78 x 106 cm in white, bright white or ivory
Paper: Hahnemühle, 300g or other
Print color: Charbonnel universal black or other
Edition: up to 15 prints per plate
Your source material: Slide, positive, photo or digital
By request other materials can be used.
However the paper and ink I use ensure optimal results.
Please contact me for more information and costs: firstname.lastname@example.org
In September 2008 I have made the following series for the German artist Cornelia Genschow.
More information about the artist: http://www.grasblau.de
"Edel gedruckt", Susanne Kohlheyer, Graphische Kunst 1/2011,
Edition Curt Visel, Memmingen
Only in German