Re: [PPLetterpress] Fine Printing (was Building up roller tracks)
- WWUS? (What Would Updike Say?!)
³The real difficulty lies in what is meant by artistic printing. To my mind
it means: printing as exactly and agreeably suited as possible to the object
for which it is to be used--commercial printing being just as capable of
possessing this excellence as any other variety. But most people, if they
stopped to analyse, would find that they really meant by artistic printing¹
something queer, dear, and not well adapted to daily use, delivered later
than expected: and by commercial¹ something commonplace, cheap, nasty, and
done in a hurry. The truth is that the best presses do but one kind of work,
which is neither solely commercial nor artistic, but both, i.e. good.²
from Printing Types: Their History, Forms and Use
--Jessica (former fan of Cardinal Colors with no stash left and current user
of Daniel Smith inks)
> hmmm...Stop! the vinegar will eat the polymer right up. That's what one is to use
> may be i'll dunk a piece of polymer into vinegar to see if it does anything...
> report back).
when cleaning platemaking equipment. It just melts the stuff.