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439Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Dampening Two Sides?

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  • Katie Harper
    Mar 12, 2002
      How/where does one obtain or build a "dampening box"?




      Katie Harper
      Ars Brevis Press
      Cincinnati, OH
      513-233-9588




      > From: Michael Peich <peich@...>
      > Reply-To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 20:44:47 -0800
      > To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Dampening Two Sides?
      >
      > on 3/10/02 8:10 PM, bielerpr at bieler@... wrote:
      >
      >>> This discussion about dampening paper has been VERY useful, and thanks to
      >>> all who have contributed such good advice. I don't recall seeing anything
      >>> about when work is to be printed on both sides, as in book production. Is it
      >>> possible to dampen paper if it's been printed on one side without harming
      >>> the previous printing?
      >>
      >>
      >> Dear Katie
      >>
      >> I once attended a lecture where the well-regarded speaker announced
      >> that he had printed the text of his sheets and then had to put them
      >> away for a time because he had not yet finished his wood engraving
      >> work. Once that was completed, he dampened the paper for the printing
      >> of the engravings. My companion and I turned and looked at each other
      >> in quizzical surprise. Later, after viewing this fellow's printing, she
      >> came over to me with a horrified look on her face.
      >>
      >> Moral of this little story: If you dampen the paper you are there for
      >> the long haul, and sometimes it is a very long haul indeed. You can not
      >> redampen without losing the previous impression. Letterpress without its
      >> impression just isn't quite near the same sweet song.
      >>
      >> All best
      >>
      >> Gerald
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
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      >
      >
      > Dear Katie,
      >
      > While Gerry is correct vis-a-vis dampening the paper once again
      > through a tub of water (it's the only method I know), if you have a
      > dampening box, you can redampen the sheets by placing them in the box
      > overnight. Obviously, the foam in the dampening box needs to be moist so
      > that the sheets rehydrate. However, you will not achieve the same level of
      > damp as you will by printing all the runs when you first dampen the sheets.
      >
      > As Gerry said, the best bet is to do it all the first time, hence
      > the efficacy of having a dampening box, or some other such enclosure with
      > which to keep sheets damp.
      >
      > Best of luck, Mike Peich
      >
      >
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