10029Re: engraver's test press
- Aug 3, 2008Lisa
Yes, you are correct in regard to the Vandercook definition.
Though Wilson (and others) have suggested the Vandercook as a possible
collotype press, it is not. The better choice is an actual collotype
press or an iron hand press. Extreme control over ink viscosity and
roller technique is crucial for the production of collotypes and the
Vandercook just isn't up for it.
>proof press is ideal for
> In a book about collotype (Wilson), I just read that an engraver's
> collotype if you don't have the rubber-blanket type of press. I seethat Vandercook calls its
> offerings "engravers' test presses," but I think they probably meanpresses for photo-
> engravers, not hand engravers. Because for hand engraving I thinkyou would need far
> more pressure than a V. could give. Am I right about this? Butthen Wilson wrote his book
> well into the Vandercook era, and he must have known what theycalled themselves, so I
> can't tell.
> Thank you,
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