1082Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Dampening
- Nov 27, 2002See? Voodoo! The process sounds a lot like making the perfect martini, to
wit: wave a jigger of gin and say the word "vermouth" over it three times...
I use mostly mouldmade or handmade papers, so it sounds like I need to
revisit working damp, at least for some projects, and will try some
experiments and various techniques (ie, voodoo charms and chants...)
Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Ars Brevis Press
> From: "Gerald Lange" <bieler@...>
> Reply-To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 22:31:05 -0000
> To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Dampening
>> From my limited experience, I'd say any sufficiently rag paper will
> benefit from dampening. OF this, Sebastian Carter of Rampant Lions
> Press once said 'damp to the cheek, but not to the finger' In other
> words, if it's glistening with moisture, you're gonna have problems
> for sure.
> I was involved in a fairly long book project with the
> photographer/bookmaker Jeffrey Atherton and I told him about the "cool
> to the skin of the neck not to the hand" test for correctly dampened
> paper. Years later on he was explaining to someone about some of the craft
> tricks etc he had learned on the project and told of this. I picked up
> a scrap of notebook paper and told Jeff to hold it to his neck. He did so
> and then looked at me in disbelief as if I had betrayed him. All paper is
> cool to the skin of your neck.
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