This manual presents a comprehensive and detailed approach to making etchings safely. It is based on the methods employed and taught by New Grounds. We are grateful for all the wonderful successes and mistakes New Grounds artists have produced in the course of almost two decades that have greatly contributed to the knowledge base of this book. With detailed lists, step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting sections, this book offers valuable information for etchers on all levels. It is invaluable for those wishing to make the transition from toxic to non-toxic etching, and it is suited as a textbook for a college level etching class.