Photo polymer (Solar Plate) prints
Photo polymer is when using the photographic development technique and combine it with graphic printmaking. One can use a photo or a drawing, correct colours, sharpness etcetera in a computer, print it on specific OH-film, put the plate with the OH-film under UV-light for a specific time and then develop the photo polymer plate in a water-bath. After that the plate needs to be hardened under heat and UV-light which can be done in the sunshine outside. Then one ink the plate and print it by hand as a "normal graphic print" on acid free paper. The possibilities to "play around" with the picture in the computer and later also to add lines or scratch at backside of the OH-film for f.i. distortion gives huge opportunities to make cool prints where one can mix the photo-reality with fantasy. Here are my first attempts.