- I recently printed a line illustration by Dwiggins and he
inadvertently gave me the opportunity to insert some very tiny type
(about 2 pt) within certain banners (newspaper, packaging,
transportation signage)! Which I took advantage of. So I exposed the
plate as a halftone to try and adequately capture the small type.
Oddly, as I began to edition, I was getting a tonal quality within (or
between) tight angular line intersections. I was running a low relief
plate and can only attribute this to accumulation of paper dust,
ink/solvent residue, etc., lingering on the slope (itself the result
of the long exposure) and slightly capturing ink from the rollers.
I actually liked the effect and allowed it to continue throughout the
run. But I was a bit taken aback by this. Has anyone experienced this
effect or used it for this purpose?