Archive for October, 2008

Etching Copper Plates with Cupric Chloride

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

  I was surprised to discover that several amateur electronic workers were etching their copper circuit boards with cupric chloride instead of ferric chloride like in the past. It turns out that this chemical can be regenerated easily with the addition of oxygen from hydrogen peroxide or other oxygen containing chemicals. The electronic industry had […]

A History of Me Developing the Copper Sulfate Mordant

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

In 1991-2, I was teaching a first year printmaking class, eventually getting to intaglio in February. When I asked the students to purchase a sheet of zinc from the bookstore, a girl came to me very upset as she could not afford the metal at this time of the school year. Was there some cheaper […]


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