A vitreograph is a print from a glass matrix. These hand-pulled prints are achieved through intaglio or planographic processes, a technique which was pioneered by glass artist Harvey K. Littleton in 1974. Float glass plates 3/8 inches thick, commonly used for windows or shelving, are run through an etching press for both the intaglio and planographic prints. 

Intaglio vitreographs are achieved by abrading the surface of the plate by blasting with sand or Carborundum; frosting and etching with hydrofluoric acid and/or grinding with diamond tip tools or other hard points or wheels. These techniques create recessed areas in the glass surface that will hold ink.

Planographic vitreographs
are made using a stencil of silicone over water-soluble drawing materials. After the silicone is cured and the drawing is washed out, the plates are rolled up and printed like traditional a lithograph, but without water. The silicone layer repels ink in non-image areas.

Bennett Bean

Bennett Bean

Peter Loewer

William & Katherine
Tom Nakashima
Dale Chihuly
Judith O'Rourke
Shane Fero
Italio Scanga
Italio Scanga
Sergei Isupov
Therman Statom
Therman Statom
Herb Jackson
Claire VanVliet
Richard Jolley
Richard Jolley
Emilio Vedova
Stanlislav Libensky
Stanlislav Libensky
Dan Welden
Harvey Littleton
Harvey K. Littleton
Anne Wolff
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Vitreography is a fine art printmaking technique that uses a 3/8 inch thick float glass matrix instead of the traditional matrices of metal, wood or stone. A print created using the technique is called a vitreograph. Unlike a monotype, in which ink is painted onto a smooth glass plate and transferred to paper to produce a unique work, the vitreograph technique involves fixing the imagery in, or on, the glass plate. This allows the production of an edition of prints. Source: Wikipedia
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