I’ve created this circular test plate to work out the depths to create between layers, and how to apply ink to the plate for printing. The test plate is printed at low quality with creates quite visible lines in the surface which holds ink well, or can be sanded out for a smoother surface. The smooth surface can be left ink free, or ink can be applied and rubbed back which created a monoprint effect. Where the print has lifted slightly from the plate during printing it has created a more natural texture which in the plate which holds more ink and gives a stronger impression. Drypoint works well in the plastic and can be used for more detailed areas.