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.