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helen tago  •  May 04, 2017

Printcard Wrocław


All photos by Helen Tago

So this year I finally managed to print and send my prints to the Printcard Wrocław print exchange - All 11 of them.
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helen tago  •  Aug 04, 2016

Muhu Print 2016 - summary


David Mallard, Bob Sparham, Helen Tago, Tiiu Rebane, Lembe Ruben, Molnár Dóra Eszter, Dorottya Kovács, Kai Karolin, Ade Lehtse, Astri Müül, Lilli-Krõõt Repnau, Brita Benno, Kalli Kalde, paulis Liepa, Kristina Mirjam Villand, Anette-Lis Seppel, Mark Antonius Puhkan, Mari Prekup
Photo by Ragnar Neljandi


Muhu Print is the annual international printmaking summer workshop held in A.I. Residency on the Muhu island in Estonia. The week is organized by Lembe Ruben and Brita Benno.
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helen tago  •  Jul 28, 2016

Photopolymer without a photo

Photopolymer film can be used to make plates without the photographic transparency. You can use marker drawings, ink, leaves, paper cutouts. Just keep in mind that for a printable image (and without the proper stochastic screen) you have to keep the lines thin. 

The testplate above was made using photo transparency, marker lines, dried plants and printed text. 
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helen tago  •  Jul 17, 2016

Photopolymer: using bitmap images

I am going to describe the process i used for producing my latest exhibition in Vabaduse gallery, in Tallinn in the spring of 2016. 

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helen tago  •  Oct 20, 2015

New beginning with the UV unit


We now have a new setup for working at the studio since NuArc FT26V3UP arrived on 2014. As it needed repairs and parts i´ve just now started to work with it.
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helen tago  •  Jul 04, 2015

Electro Etching demonstration

On 21. of july I will be demonstrating the Electro Etching process on the Island of Muhu.
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helen tago  •  Feb 25, 2015

Electro-Etching

I have wanted to etch copper for a long time but I didn´t want to use the dangerous mordants so when I read about the technique where you etch plates with a low current through a non-toxic (but still irritating on contact!) solution I was exited to try it.


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