Saturday, 4 December 2021

Stamp with Intaglio Printing

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamp with Intaglio Printing

As per Britannica "  Intaglio printing is the opposite of relief printing, in that the printing is done from ink that is below the surface of the plate. The design is cut, scratched, or etched into the printing surface or plate, which can be copper, zinc, aluminum, magnesium, plastics, or even coated paper. "

The printed material can be felt in an Intaglio printing process. This is my first stamp with this method of printing and can only be experienced by Touching the printed material. I understand there is lot of stamps printed earlier with the Intaglio process but this is my first experience with this printing process (though I may come across it unknowingly)

Brazil 2021 Lace Stamps with Intaglio Printing

Issue date 07 July 2021

Brazil Post has issued a set of 4 stamps inspired by the “Renda Brasileira” (Brazilian Lace) brochure, produced by Renato Imbroisi Team. The upper left stamp represents the Renaissance lace. Just beside it, on the upper right, the Irish lace. On the lower left we can see the Filet lace stamp, and then on the lower right, the Bobbin lace. The four stamps are connected in the center by lace edges. Intaglio white ink was applied on gray background, creating a relief along a tactile sensation, an identification with the texture that there is in every lace composition. 

Renato Imbroisi, defined the following groups to illustrate the four postage stamps of this issue: Bobbin lace, Filet, Irish lace and the Renaissance.

Bobbin lace: Having Portuguese roots, it is very present in coastal regions of the Northeast and Santa Catarina. The fabric is produced on cylindrical cushions, wrapped in thick paper, to which pins or plant thorns are attached, forming the lace pattern. In each thread to be worked, there is a weight or bobbin, and the lacemakers move them quickly, interweaving them and weaving the lace and producing a characteristic percussion, by the beat of the bobbins.

Filet: The lace is made over a kind of mesh of thread that resembles a fishing net. It is usually associated with a fishing net. For this reason, it is said that where there is fishing, steak is filet. Alagoas and Ceará are the main productive centers.

Irish: Contrary to what it may seem, it did not come from Ireland, but history tells that it was brought and taught by Irish fairs. It is traditional in the small Sergipe town of Divina Pastora, 34 km from the capital, Aracaju. It was declared Historic Heritage in 2009, by IPHAN. The lace is produced between two cylindrical ribbons that are attached to the paper where the design of the piece was made.

Renaissance: It is similar to Irish lace, with the difference that it uses a flat ribbon rather than a cylindrical one, also called lacê. There are also differences in stitches, but you also work on a paper with the lace pattern. The region of Cariri, in the state of Paraíba, and the State of Pernambuco are the main productive centers.

Renato Imbroisi

Handicraft designer

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