--- 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
> 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
> > proofing ink (black), and can anyone suggest a
> relatively economical
> > source for the same?
> > In searching online, I found two brands, Harley and
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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 &
> > The first rule of intelligent tinkering
> is to save all the parts.
> > - Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915);
> Aldo Leopold
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