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A few thoughts on scratchboard.

It's all about the line, the texture, the richness of a hand rendered scratchboard illustration. It's like nothing else. Maybe that is why this traditional medium stays fresh and the choice for so many when another tired photo will not cut it.


Scratchboard or scraperboard is created by etching into a thin layer of white clay coated with black India ink.  The technique yields highly detailed, precise artwork with a wonderful texture all its own.

Scratchboard originated in the 19th century in Britain and France. As printing methods developed, scratchboard became a popular medium for reproduction because it replaced wood, metal and linoleum engraving. It allowed for a fine line appearance that could be photographically reduced for reproduction without losing quality.