Etching today is regarded as the old man of print making, its roots lying with alchemists and armourers. It has slowly evolved over the centuries, taking and incorporating new developments such as photography in its stride. It is now as popular as ever with artists who seek both creativity and gravitas in its lines. This book takes you to the very heart of traditional etching techniques and includes more modern techniques only when they add to the mark-making capabilities of etching. All the techniques are described in an easy-to-follow text along with step-by-step photographs.