Mike Ward and the Muñoz press
Lucio Muñoz’s large-format etching press that has now been installed into the printing area. The plan is to bride between traditional intaglio processes, Factum arte's ability to generate CNC milled plates, tonally controlled aquatint and digital mezzotint (using a robot to burnish the copper plates). The workshop will be directed by Michael Ward who has worked with Adam Lowe since 1989 and was a key part of Permaprint (the printmaking studio in London that morphed into Factum Arte). In the 25 years since then a new world of possibilities has opened up as the boundries between 2 and 3 dimensions become increasingly fluid.