12406Re: [PPLetterpress] proofing ink source?
- Mar 1 6:33 PMVan 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.
>Sent: Mar 1, 2011 4:25 PM
>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
>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.
>Dr. David M. MacMillan * dmm@... * www.lemur.com & www.CircuitousRoot.com
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