Etchants

FUJIFILM Hunt Chemicals has been providing high quality ferric chloride etchants for copper for over 50 years. Hunt™ brand etchants are known for their high purity, controlled uniformity and carefully balanced composition.

Lower quality ferric chloride etchants that contain even minute amounts of solid matter can cause non-uniform patterns, speckled reproduction and spotty areas of lightertones. Hunt™ brand etchants are sparkling clear, and contain no solid matter that can interfere with the etching action.

Product Range

Etchants for Photoengraving
Product Name Description Packaging Catalog Number
Hunt™ ETCH-O-GRAPH® 30° Photoengraver Iron Chloride Solution Etch-O-Graph® 30° is manufactured for use in the powderless etching of copper. It eliminates variables due to the etching iron in the powderless copper process. It is a highly stabilized and carefully controlled Baume ferric chloride solution. It is crystal-clear, foam free, and has a low free acid content. Pail 5 Gallons
(18.9 Liters)
838457
Drum 30 Gallons
(114 Liters)
838459
Drum 55 Gallons
(208 Liters)
838458
Hunt™ ETCH-O-GRAPH® 42° Photoengraver Iron Chloride Solution Etch-O-Graph® 42° is the most rigidly controlled 42° Baume ferric chloride etchant for photoengraving on the market. It is used for the conventional etching of copper, and etches quickly, achieving the ultimate in clean, smooth bottoms. Pail 5 Gallons
(18.9 Liters)
838465
Drum 55 Gallons
(208 Liters)
838466
Etchants for Rotogravure
Hunt™ ROTOGRAVURE IRON 48° Baume Blue Rotogravure Iron Chloride Solution is a stabilized, standardized ferric chloride solution of 48° Baume strength. It has closely controlled uniformity, high purity and carefully balanced composition. It is used for the etching of gravure plates and cylinders. Pail 5 Gallons
(18.9 Liters)
838481
Drum 55 Gallons
(208 Liters)
838482