When we finally focused on the project of the day, only one person had an idea ready to roll. So I went through the whole process, how to use the exposure unit, and exposed the plate to the aquatint screen and the transparency, developed/etched, and then proofed the plate. Everything showed up in the proof, but the dense blacks had light areas. I had printed another transparency and layered it one on top of the other, and as Rob pointed out to me, the density of the layered blacks had blocked each other out thus producing an area that didn't have enough tooth to hold the ink. That made all kinds of sense. Good thinking , Rob.
I'm going to try combining the various over exposed plates into a separation image and see if there's anything there. If not, I'll look for another alternative. Anthony has an image ready to go that's pretty nice, so I guess he'll attack that this weekend. Everyone else got solar plates and we'll see what happens with them. We'll look at collagraphs on Monday.
So, when do you want to do a print-a-thon?