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Technical demos will cover both traditional and non-tradiitional methods. Most demos will take place in the School of Art of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on Friday March 20th and Saturday March 21st. We are also making arrangements to present demos at the Product-Publisher's-Program Fair on Thursday March 19th. In some cases, demos have been scheduled into multiple time slots, or involve projects over a longer interval. Technical hand outs will be posted later. Questions? Please contact Koichi Yamamoto: kyamamo2@utk.edu

Shark Demo

Building an Inexpensive Vacuum Exposure Unit
Bud Shark, Sharks INK
[A1] Thursday March 19, 10:00-11:30am, Product-Publisher’s-Program Fair, KCC, Exhibit Hall B


Since 1976 I have used a “homemade” exposure unit for thousands photo plates created in my studio.  When I started Shark’s Lithography I wasn’t able to afford a manufactured commercial exposure unit and improvised a simple and crude unit.  Since then I have continued to use a “homemade” unit based on that first one for exposing all photo plates.  The demonstration will show how to build a portable and inexpensive vacuum exposure unit using commonly sourced materials.  The exposure unit may be used for photo positive and negative litho plates, solar plates and other photo-based processes.  The unit can be easily customized for plates of any size.  A complete materials list, diagram and instruction sheet will be provided.

Raftery Demo

Engraving Images
Andrew Raftery, RISD, Providence, RI
[B1] Thursday March 19, 12:00-1:30pm, Product-Publisher’s-Program Fair, KCC, Exhibit Hall B

This demonstration will present some basic principles of engraving on copper. I will show plates at various stages of working, and will produce a finished print. Press provided by Tackach Press Company.

Muise Demo

Paper Plate Lithography: Cheap, Fast and Easy
Heather Muise, East Carolina University
[C1] Thursday March 19, 1:45-3:15pm, Product-Publisher-Program Fair, KCC Exhibit Hall B


Using photocopies or laser prints as a matrix is a cheap, fast and effective means of printing images lithographically with out the need for litho stones, aluminum plates, solvents, acid or even a press.  This method is excellent for creating lush and layered monoprints, as well as a quick way to transfer images to canvas, wood, or even etching plates. What’s more, images can be printed on a variety of surfaces, including three-dimensional objects. This demonstration will show how to create images work best with the process, how to process the paper plates, inking techniques and printing images on two and three-dimensional surfaces.