500Re: Washed out...
- Apr 1, 2002Dear Ed
Good come-backthough now when someone's got problems with hand
washout I'm going to expect YOU to respond and guide them along!!!
--- In PPLetterpress@y..., "Ed Inman" <edinman@e...> wrote:
> Gerald wrote:
> > However. One is not working at the preliminary stage of technique when =
> > hand processing a photopolymer plate (as an economic shortcut) as one
> would be
> > if he/she were cutting a punch or cutting a woodengraving.
> Agreed. I'm not an absolutist about doing everything at a preliminary
> stage. Nor do I have anything against machines for those who can justify
> their cost.
> > In his _Printing
> > with the Handpress_, Lewis Allen wrote, "inferior tools corrode the
> > There is a difference.
> I'm not sure in what context Mr. Allen was making this point, but if I ma=
> be allowed a counterpoint it would be that tools, no matter how
> sophisticated or primitive, are only as good as how they are used.
> Saying that only people who can afford platemakers can make good plates i=
> sort of like saying only people who can afford Hasselblads can take good
> Such a position no doubt makes very good sense to those who own platemake=
> and Hasselblads, but I'm not sure how helpful it is to those who can
> appreciate making the most out of more modest tools.
> Hand washout takes some practice and may not always be perfect, no doubt,=
> but for some people that is part of the challenge and part of the fun.
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