This is a light sensitized, steel backed polymer material that becomes hard when exposed to UV light. That’s the science bit…. the creative bit is what you can do with them; creating multiple impressions of your work (drawing, photograph, image) onto paper.
Printmaking with SOLARPLATE is a simple approach and safer alternative to traditional etching and relief printing. SOLARPLATE is a prepared, light-sensitive polymer surface on a steel backing for artists to produce fine prints. Since Dan Welden’s development of the process in the 1970s, printmakers, painters, photographers, and art teachers interested in multiple impressions have found printmaking with SOLARPLATE an exciting adventure.