11887Re: letterpress BEFORE or AFTER...
- Jul 1, 2010That's interesting--I came to the opposite conclusion. In my mind, the inkjet image is more fragile, so I would do it last. Holding a sheet down on the cylinder of a Vandercook isn't a great amount of pressure, but I wouldn't want to be touching the inkjet image as I run the sheet through the press. In the last 7-8 years of printing with custom inkjet inks and rag paper, I try to avoid ever touching the image at all.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Yvon" <yal@...> wrote:
> Thanks for your replies Barbara and Raven. I pretty well figured the inkjet first would be the best route. And thanks for the extra insight on 'after the fact' laser printing Tom.
> Which almost brings up another topic of its own:
> how well do our inks hold up on letterpressed letterhead that will inevitably be put through a laser printer
> And I believe you have addressed that very well, ie: an oil-based ink that has had plenty of time to cure is a must have for anything to be lasered.
> Thank you all!
> --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, typetom@ wrote:
> > I think inkjet and letterpress inks might work in either order, but anyone
> > using a laser printer should know that the intense laser printer heat will
> > melt and ghost rubber-based inks, and even oil-based inks if they are not
> > well dried. Van Son makes a Mega Laser soy ink, with driers, for use on
> > letterhead that will subsequently be printed on a laser printer. So if your
> > project involved a laser printer instead, that definitely should be done
> > before the letterpress work unless you use an ink that will not melt!
> > Your concerns are good. Best wishes,
> > Tom
> > In a message dated 6/29/2010 10:03:48 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
> > heytrollop@ writes:
> > Oh forgot to mention... I was using silver oil-based ink.
> > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "heytrollop" <heytrollop@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I've done postcards on matte photo paper and also on regular digital
> > photopaper. I did the inkjet printing first. With the matte...it's much like
> > any other paper. When I printed on Ilford premium pearl, it took a little
> > longer to dry. But it worked fine for both.
> > >
> > > I think it's possible you might get a bit of image over the letterpress
> > work. But That's why I did the inkjet first.
> > >
> > > best,
> > > Raven
> > >
> I actually just finished a job that combined inkjet and letterpress printing. I
> printed the inkjet first since I thought it would be easier to adjust the
> registration on the Vandercook than on the Epson.
> > > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Yvon" <yal@> wrote:
> > > > @bigwheel and @Jon
> > > > I also have to inkjet graphics on postcards and do imprints with lead
> > type. Not planning on using such fancy stock as the Museo Rag but I'm also
> > curious to know if you'd do the imprints before or after the inkjet
> > printing. I always thought running the pre-printed inkjet paper through a proof
> > press would be easier than the other way around, as any oils from handling
> > while doing the letterpress might dangerously affect the quality of inkjet
> > printing, not to mention dirt or grime going through an inkjet printer after
> > the fact?
> > > > I'd love to get some insight from anyone who has successfully (or
> > not...) produced such a 2 part print project, on any paper and any press.
> > > > Thank you, Yvon
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