2796Re: [PPLetterpress] ink for solids on dampened handmade paper
- Aug 7 11:38 AMThis is not a "romantic" ink like you have been discussing but Gans Ink
makes a Letterpress ink in one pound cans called LPR Heavy bond Black
the SO# 572063. (T.800-421-6167) Very stiff oil base, (will dry on any
paper and your rollers). This ink is thixotropic and needs to be well
worked either in the roller train on press or vigorously on the glass
when you are rolling out. Adding oils is counter productive, you will
want a heavy ink film that will "split" easily when printing. Ink tack
lowers as film thickness increases.
The substrate (stuff formerly known as paper) will play a big roll in
how your ink "holds out" which is what you need for a creditable
looking solid. Strathmore Wove double weight cover takes heavy coverage
very well, and my current favorite sheet is Fox River's Coronado SST
130lb vellum. I have letterpress printed PMS 877 silver on this sheet
and it rivals foil stamping in it brightness.
On Friday, August 6, 2004, at 07:30 PM, Sgheaver@... wrote:
offset and letterpress
> Dear Erik,
> ��� The Charbonnel Crayon Litho, ordered sans dryer, is� the one you
> The Velvet is too oily; the other I don't know.
> ��� I would consider the large solid black area a� little risky to do
> the type block as the roller would be robbed of its ink� before it
> rolled over
> the type, depending upon which way you were going, of� course! I think
> would find your proposed approach very tough to win,� however, hand
> press work
> being what it is, namely the ultimate control, you� could undertake
> 'challenge' by using a second roller charged just for the� dense block.
> ��� We emailed each other several years ago about� Stanhopes, perhaps.
> don't remember.
> Hope this helps.
> Best wishes, Steve
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