Printmaking with SOLARPLATE is a simple approach and safer alternative to traditional etching and relief printing. SOLARPLATE is a prepared, light-sensitive polymer surface on a steel backing to produce fine prints. Dan Welden developed this process in the 1970s, which allowed printmakers like myself to find an exciting new adventure. All one needs is a graphic image created on a transparent film (acetate or glass), sun or UV light, and ordinary tap water, and the process is ready to begin. Each print is hand-pulled and are all original works of art. Below are some of the unique solar prints produced here at Eagle Street Studio. If you are interested in learning more please check out our workshop on Solarplate Printmaking.