Wet Transfer Printmaking Class

Illuminated Figure Printmaking Workshops

Making Wet Transfer Prints on Watercolor Papers from Digital Images

Dominique - Embryo, Wet Transfer
Dominique - Embryo, Wet Transfer

This workshop is the first in a series of printmaking classes for both photographers and other visual artists.  This class will teach students a unique digital printmaking technique similar in feel to a Polaroid transfer, but with the advantage of being able to use virtually any digital image.  The process starts with an inkjet print made on specially coated sheets of polyester film.  The print is then transferred to wet sheets of watercolor paper.  The results bring a new dimension to digital photography, introducing imperfections and rough edges that produce truly one of a kind prints.

Students will learn hands-on by coating the sheets of film, preparing them for printing and making the prints while in the class.  Each student will leave with several completed transfer prints.  Each student is required to bring 3-4 digital images that are ready to print.

Saturday, April 24, 2010
Class starts promptly at 10:00 am and should finish around 5:00 pm

645 North Jordan Street
Allentown, PA  18104

Price: $120 (includes all materials fees)

This class is limited to the first 10 artists who sign up. Your payment reserves your place in the class.

More details and to sign up, visit The Illuminated Figure web site!

3 thoughts on “Wet Transfer Printmaking Class

  1. Hi there,

    I live in France, so I can not come to this class, but I am very interested in this technique. Recently I’ve made some pictures for a young spanish shoemaker. The first series he said that for a summer collection is quite dark. I have used a polaroid 665. So did another series, this time with my digital back Imacon Ixpress 96C mounted on my hassy. converted to B&W images the look great, but they are still digital…so I want to make them look more “natural” more how to say, present. Can you help me.

    Thank you,
    Best Regards,



    1. there is a book called “Digital Art Studio” by Karin Schminke. the recipe for doing wet transfers and all sorts of other really cool alternative printing processes are detailed in this book. though, i just use Duralar when making the transfer sheets to print on. it is cheap and works fine.


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