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2796Re: [PPLetterpress] ink for solids on dampened handmade paper

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  • John Sullivan
    Aug 7 11:38 AM
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      This 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:

      John Sullivan
      offset and letterpress

      > Dear Erik,
      > ��� The Charbonnel Crayon Litho, ordered sans dryer, is� the one you
      > want.
      > The Velvet is too oily; the other I don't know.
      > ��� I would consider the large solid black area a� little risky to do
      > with
      > 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
      > you
      > would find your proposed approach very tough to win,� however, hand
      > press work
      > being what it is, namely the ultimate control, you� could undertake
      > this
      > 'challenge' by using a second roller charged just for the� dense block.
      > ��� We emailed each other several years ago about� Stanhopes, perhaps.
      > I
      > don't remember.
      > Hope this helps.
      > Best wishes, Steve
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