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This tool is used to prepare metal plates for mezzotints. By repeatedly working the tool over the surface of the plate in a rocking motion, the printmaker can create a smooth carpet of burrs, which will hold ink and show up as a dark area when the plate is printed. This rough surface can then be smoothed with a scraper or burnisher, which will lighten the print in those areas.

EC Lyons rockers are known world wide as the finest mezzotint rockers available. Lyons rockers have handles of stained birch and a tool surface of high carbon tool steel. The density of teeth for a rocker is measured in LPI or ‘tooth count’, a measure of the number of lines per inch on the cutting face of the tool.

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3" Width - 65 L335 3/65 15,500.00 instock 1
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3" Width - 85 L335 3/85 15,500.00 instock 3
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3" Width - 100 L335 3/100 15,500.00 instock 2
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2.5" Width - 45 L335 2.5 /45 12,500.00 instock 1
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2.5" Width - 65 L335-2.5/65 12,500.00 instock 1
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2.5" Width - 85 L335 2.5/85 12,500.00 instock 4
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2.5" Width - 100 L335 2.5/100 12,500.00 instock 3
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Known as the finest in the world, EC Lyons mezzotint rockers are made using the highest-quality high carbon tool steel.

By working the rocker with a rocking motion over a copper/zinc plate in a criss-crossfashion, burrs are created that then trap the ink to produce rich, velvety black tones unequalled in any other intaglio process.

Rockers are (7 inches long) including the stained birch handle and made with the highest quality high carbon tool steel, EC Lyons rockers are known world wide as the finest mezzotint rockers available.

These tools come in standard width sizes 2 ½, 3 inches wide. The gauge (screen) sizes are available in Course (45), Medium (65 and 85), and Fine (100) lines per inch.

By working the rocker (with a rocking motion) over a copper/zinc plate in a criss-cross fashion one creates burrs that will trap the ink to produce rich velvety black tones unequaled in any other intaglio process.

Additional information

Width

2.5" Width, 3" Width

Line

45, 65, 85, 100

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