10030Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: engraver's test press
- Aug 3, 2008Hi, Gerald,
Interesting -- so the hand inking required for an iron hand press is
actually more exact and reliable than Vandercook mechanical
inking . . . . surprising. The Kent Kirby book is very much about
hand inking too.
On Aug 3, 2008, at 9:25 PM, Gerald Lange wrote:
> 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.
> > In a book about collotype (Wilson), I just read that an engraver's
> proof press is ideal for
> > collotype if you don't have the rubber-blanket type of press. I see
> that Vandercook calls its
> > offerings "engravers' test presses," but I think they probably mean
> presses for photo-
> > engravers, not hand engravers. Because for hand engraving I think
> you would need far
> > more pressure than a V. could give. Am I right about this? But
> then Wilson wrote his book
> > well into the Vandercook era, and he must have known what they
> called themselves, so I
> > can't tell.
> > Thank you,
> > Lisa
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>