Photopolymer Photogravure

We have invented an entirely unique method of producing photogravure plates using a Cone Editions Piezography driven calibration method. We have a unique printer driver that assimilates very fine aquatint. There is no mechanical screening used. The acuity of this system is therefore much finer than traditional methods of making gravure plates. We are able to make photogravure plates from digital images that produce gravure prints that match a calibrated display. The gravures are hand inked and printed on a variety of different traditional printmaking papers with an intaglio press. Check this video to see how we do what we do.

We charge separately for making a gravure plate, for a proofing session, and for printing the gravures in an edition. We can also offer binding if you are interested in special portfolios or projects. You can check out one of our basic bindings here: https://youtu.be/N_eubAkjvs4

If you would like us to make gravure plates for you to print on your own etching press, we charge more for this service than if we are making the plate for us to print on our etching presses.

Read to Print Gravure Plates

You supply the image and we produce the plate either to send to you for printing in your studio, or we can print it in ours!

If you would like us to make gravure plates for you to print on your own etching press, we charge more for this service than if we are making the plate for us to print your work on our etching presses with the techniques and ink we use for printing.

Within the maximum plate area you can choose to have the plate trimmed to the image or include a plate margin (unprinted border around the image). The image will cause an impression to be impressed into the paper. The plate margin allows for there to be a border of un-inked paper around the image surrounded by an impression into the paper.


Plate Size Price Per Plate
4"x5" Minimum of 2 Plates
$82.50ea
5"x7" Minimum of 2 Plates
$87.50ea
8"x10"
$175ea
11"x14"
$250ea
11"x17"
$260ea
13"x19"
$300ea
16"x20"
$350ea
20"x24"
$500ea
20"x30"
$600ea
30"x40"
$1000ea

Photo Gravure Prints (and Proofs) Per Image

This price table is for remote edition printing. If you are doing print-days in-house you just pay the day-rate and material fees which is much more cost effective for small size prints!


Print Size Deposit (Includes one inked BAT Proof Print) Edition of 10 (Total Cost including Deposit) Each Additional Print past 10

4"x5"
$832
$3333
$250
5"x7"
$899
$3450
$255
8"x10"
$966 $3566
$260
11"x14"
$1033 $3683
$265
11"x17"
$1100 $3800
$270
13"x19"
$1166 $3916
$275
16"x20"
$1233
$4033
$280
20"x24"
$1300 $4150
$285
20"x30"
$1367 $4267
$290
30"x40"  
$1500 $6500
$500

Limited Edition Gravure Books

https://www.cone-editions.com/book

We love books. They can be so expensive to have produced. So what we offer are printed leaves that you can complete by binding (or have us produce the binding for you.) 

The leaves are available as Piezography, Pt/Pd, or Photogravure. We will send you a template for you to design and upload to us. We’ll print the work and ship it back to you. The larger your edition (quantity of books), the lower the cost per leaf will be. Please contact us with your requirements and we will configure your costs and templates.