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Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: proofing ink source?

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  • Steve Robison
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    Message 1 of 12 , Mar 2, 2011
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      Try "Ink in Tubes"

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      Steve Robison
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      --- On Wed, 3/2/11, author50401 <JohnH@...> wrote:

      > From: author50401 <JohnH@...>
      > Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: proofing ink source?
      > To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 7:10 AM
      >
      >
      >
      > David:
      >
      > Daniel Smith produces relief printing inks with no added
      > dryer. I have used these inks, and in a test, found that it
      > did not dry for quite some time. It is available in 1 lb.
      > cans or 1/4 lb tubes. It would be wise to schedule a
      > cleaning every couple days if possible to eliminate
      > incorporation of dust (no matter how clean your shop may be)
      > in the ink which can cause "clumping" of the ink around the
      > dust bunnies.
      >
      > It should stay open for a while on your proof press, but
      > will dry eventually. I have found that rubber-based inks
      > will stay open on the press, but if left for several days,
      > will "tack up", and you will not get as good an image.
      >
      > I had several cans of Vandercook ink at one time, but never
      > used it as I clean the press after every use. I will check
      > my ink storage to see if I still might have some of the
      > original Vandercook ink and if it is any good at this point.
      > I will let you know if I find some.
      >
      > John Henry
      >
      > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com,
      > dmm@... wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > After several months of "lurking," I finally have a
      > question for
      > > the list.  Can anyone suggest a favorite brand of
      > non-drying
      > > proofing ink (black), and can anyone suggest a
      > relatively economical
      > > source for the same?
      > >
      > > In searching online, I found two brands, Harley and
      > Mosstype.
      > > I'm not sure how they differ.  (I also found
      > Charbonnel black
      > > proofing ink, but it was considerably more expensive
      > and seemed
      > > directed to the printmaking community.)
      > >
      > > In looking for a source, I discovered that you could
      > order directly
      > > from Harley, but that an $18 bottle cost over $20 to
      > ship.  The only
      > > other source I found (APR Flexo) had a $100 minimum
      > order.
      > > My needs are quite small - I just need a single tube
      > of black
      > > proofing ink.
      > >
      > > I'll actually be proofing from metal type with this,
      > not PP,
      > > but I'm asking the question here rather than LETPRESS
      > because
      > > the market for proofing inks today seems (from what I
      > can tell)
      > > to be in flexography/photopolymer.
      > >
      > > Thanks for any suggestions.
      > >
      > > Regards,
      > > ===
      > > Dr. David M. MacMillan * dmm@... * www.lemur.com &
      > www.CircuitousRoot.com
      > >
      > >    The first rule of intelligent tinkering
      > is to save all the parts.
      > >        - Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915);
      > Aldo Leopold
      > >
      >
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