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Photo etching onto metal


#1

hello there,

Is it possible to find out how to photo etch onto metal or use the
tintype method? Are there any particular websites that would outline
the method involved?

much appreciated,
Errin


#2
Is it possible to find out how to photo etch onto metal or use the
tintype method? Are there any particular websites that would
outline the method involved? 

Errin, go through the Orchid Archives for lots of

–Also,
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/photocopy_transfer_etch.htm

–Try recent issues of magazines such as Art Jewelry (Nov. 2006, p.
38ff.)

–I usually recommend looking up library books on the topic (shows
you how old I am!), but Google is probably easier.

Enjoy!
Judy Bjorkman


#3

youtube, make.com and other sites have some basic but
micro-mark precision tools has a great small photo etching kit that
is relatively inexpensive and uses radio shack ferric chloride
etchant as the basis for the process-complete with a plexi-glas
tank, small submersible pump and really small laminator (that is fine
for small pieces not exceeding about 10" in length). The instructions
are easy. Using a non-inkjet printer for the design material
(laserjet or toner based printing is required). Otherwise there are
services that photo-etch for you if it is a production run- therefore
economically feasible- not for a few pieces though…I can detail the
directions if you have a laserjet to work with and access to
etchant…rer


#4

I missed the original question but see:

http://www.nontoxicprint.com/

I have a big list of links on the subject but this is a best
starting place.

jesse