The drypoint is one of the most versatile engraving techniques, as it allows you to freely and directly draw on the plate.


Its name derives from the tool that is used: a steel stylus or a metal point inserted in a wooden handle. Such tools, used almost vertically from the plate, create an incision with a subtle lifting of the metal on its edges which during the printing process hold the ink, creating an effect of a deep black line with soft and velvety contours.

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