1980Re: Dampening paper
- Sep 30, 2003John
Welcome to the list.
No, I don't use an atomizer. Bit too much paper to deal with and I
wouldn't be able to control the process as well as if I use the good
old SpongeBobSquarePants technique. Actually I use natural sponges but
couldn't resist. An atomizer also would not allow for consistency in
the look of the type. Especially for text work. Far too much variation
inherent in that technique. Yeah, the differences here are probably
due to a mechanical technique verses a purely hand technique.
Are you on the wood engraver's yahoo site as well? Or the baren site?
I like those sites, lots of discussion about process.
> also suspect you are properly dampening your paper with atomizer andhandling
> it carefully. Damp not wet, the paper should just be soft and notsodden. This
> makes a big difference.pigments you
> As for freezing dampened paper, if you are using water based
> have no problem freezing the paper and returning to printing as timeallows. Even
> the embossing remains intact after freezing and thawing.printing type
> As for actual type, I have only recently gotten interested in
> to add to some of my woodcut and engraving works and have almost noexperience
> with it yet. That is why I joined this forum.
> John Furr
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