Graham makes his own aquatint intaglio prints in his custom-built studio in Cornwall. The prints are pressed onto hand-made paper. By the nature of the process every print is completely unique, the colours changing with each pressing.
These prints are made from acid-etched copper plates in a complex series of processes that involves painting onto the plate, adding the sugar lift solution, adding the resist to this layer, washing out the sugar lift solution, and thus leaving the resist only where it belongs. Finally the copper plate is left in acid to burn into the revealed areas that will hold the ink for the prints.
Most prints will have a pressing from three or even four separate plates. Each plate will have more than one colours rubbed into the plate before printing.