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Acid Free Non Toxic Etching
The ElectroEtch Approach

A Non Toxic Printmaking  Method devoted to the preservation of traditional etching techniques by ecological methods

Looking Forward, Thinking Back - by Marion Behr
Looking Forward, Thinking Back - by Marion Behr

The mission of ElectroEtch Enterprises is to continue to improve on non toxic printmaking techniques by developing  and propagating   knowledge of very low voltage anodic etching. It is the only non toxic method of plate making that allows printmakers to work and rework zinc and copper plates regardless of size, using all traditional etching techniques established over the last 500 years, as well as some fascinating new ones. Not only is the use of acid avoided but there is no hydrogen generation when zinc is etched

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Acid Ink Penetrants

Electro Ink Penetrants

ElectroEtch is safe and extremely simple. It is run in a standard, narrow and vertical tank using zinc or copper sulfate solution, which never has to be changed. Only one plate holder is needed; this avoids the use of clips that do leave marks. One large copper cathode acts as a receiver for copper, a zinc plate is used when etching zinc, regardless of whether the plate is 1" x 1" or 36" x 24".

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