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12406Re: [PPLetterpress] proofing ink source?

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  • Ed Inman
    Mar 1 6:33 PM
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      Van Son Rubber Base black is about as good as any.
      Will not "skin" or oxidize and stays open on a press indefinitely with easy clean-up.
      http://www.vansonink.com/product1.aspx?Product_ID=53&
      Ed


      -----Original Message-----
      >From: dmm@...
      >Sent: Mar 1, 2011 4:25 PM
      >To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [PPLetterpress] proofing ink source?
      >
      >
      >After several months of "lurking," I finally have a question for
      >the list. Can anyone suggest a favorite brand of non-drying
      >proofing ink (black), and can anyone suggest a relatively economical
      >source for the same?
      >
      >In searching online, I found two brands, Harley and Mosstype.
      >I'm not sure how they differ. (I also found Charbonnel black
      >proofing ink, but it was considerably more expensive and seemed
      >directed to the printmaking community.)
      >
      >In looking for a source, I discovered that you could order directly
      >from Harley, but that an $18 bottle cost over $20 to ship. The only
      >other source I found (APR Flexo) had a $100 minimum order.
      >My needs are quite small - I just need a single tube of black
      >proofing ink.
      >
      >I'll actually be proofing from metal type with this, not PP,
      >but I'm asking the question here rather than LETPRESS because
      >the market for proofing inks today seems (from what I can tell)
      >to be in flexography/photopolymer.
      >
      >Thanks for any suggestions.
      >
      >Regards,
      >===
      >Dr. David M. MacMillan * dmm@... * www.lemur.com & www.CircuitousRoot.com
      >
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      > - Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915); Aldo Leopold
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