Re: [PPLetterpress] inks
- Dear David
On the cylinder flatbed I use 36 point rule as roller supports running the
length of the press bed for both metal and photopolymer. These run fairly
close to the rails to prevent ink stray (on the printed paper).
Like your idea. Probably more practical with the hand press? You could also
have sets of these made, at various heights of plate thickness, to test how
each might work with your particular inking practices, and with different
kinds of forms, type, solids, etc.
Let us know how it works out.
David Goodrich wrote:
> Harold's comments on roller pressure are striking a raw nerve. I print on
> an iron hand press and have been planning to print some polymer plates using
> a magnetic backing. Has anyone had any experience in using roller bearers
> with polymer plates? I have been considering getting some long polymer
> strips made up about 1/4 inch wide which would be the equivalent to 18 point
> rules. These could be positioned on the magnetic backing to serve as roller
> bearers. Has anyone else tried this?
> David Goodrich
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- Dear Fritz,
I would like to buy (at least) three of these one pound cans of
Hostmann-Steinberg dense matte black inks. Do you have a minimum order?
I have purchased from your company as both an individual (Turkey Press) and from
my institution (Department of Art Studio, University of California, Santa
Barbara) but it may be best if I just sent a check in advance or gave you a
credit card number. I'll follow whatever payment method you recommend.
Do you carry any other inks?
We have a few hand-outs from NA Graphics, but not much appears to be up-to-date.
Since we have Vandercooks at home and at the UCSB campus, I'd like to know as
much as I can about what you have around or in stock.
Quoting Fritz Klinke <nagraph@...>:
> We stock the Hostmann-Steinberg dense matte black. We were alerted to the
> ink by Steve Heaver, and work with HS to provide the ink in one pound cans
> at $17.75 a can. HS is not at all keen on doing special runs of ink in one
> and two pound lots, so we typically order large quantities so that they
> produce it for us. They have told me that 5 lbs is the smallest they will
> manufacture and their price at that level is like $35 a pound. It has been
> our largest seller, and is not even listed yet in our catalog.
> Hostmann-Steinberg is a German company, but has several ink plants in the
> I have used the ink on our SP-15, C&P, and Miehle Vertical. I have yet to
> try it on our Windmill. It does make for nice dense blacks, just as the
> implies. I find it to be a bit slow in drying, so would allow sufficient
> drying time if a piece needs backing up. A drop of cobalt drier could be
> added if drying time is a problem. People tend to reorder this ink, so that
> is my index of customer satisfaction.
> Fritz Klinke, NA Graphics
> 1314 Greene Street, P.O. Box 467
> Silverton, Colorado 81433 USA
> 970-387-0212, fax 970-387-0127
- Harry--The minimum order is $10.00, so no problem here. We have other oil
inks, which are all letterpress based formulas, it's just that the
Hostmann-Steinberg is by comparison a superior ink. Our regular job black
works fine for most ordinary work, and once in a while, a gloss black is
desirable, which the H-S ink is not.
Our latest catalog is dated 1999, and prices have been changed mostly. We
have added the Bunting magnetic bases for photopolymer, at good prices, and
have been recasting ATF type--Garamond, Bulmer, Goudy Oldstyle, Engravers
Roman. The Vandercook list in the catalog is just the surface of what we
have, and since we have the Vandercook blueprint file, we furnish parts all
the time made to special order. And we can find almost everything else.
I'll just go ahead and process this order and pay from the invoice which
will be included with the package, usually in the plastic envelope that has
the UPS shipping label. My business partner went to UCSB, (and graduated
from UC Davis) so he'll be happy to hear his old school is buying something.
Fritz Klinke, NA Graphics
1314 Greene Street, P.O. Box 467
Silverton, Colorado 81433 USA
970-387-0212, fax 970-387-0127
----- Original Message -----
From: "Harry Reese" <reese@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] inks
> Dear Fritz,
> I would like to buy (at least) three of these one pound cans of
> Hostmann-Steinberg dense matte black inks. Do you have a minimum order?
> I have purchased from your company as both an individual (Turkey Press)
> my institution (Department of Art Studio, University of California, Santa
> Barbara) but it may be best if I just sent a check in advance or gave you
> credit card number. I'll follow whatever payment method you recommend.
> Do you carry any other inks?
> We have a few hand-outs from NA Graphics, but not much appears to be
> Since we have Vandercooks at home and at the UCSB campus, I'd like to know
> much as I can about what you have around or in stock.
> Many thanks.
> Harry Reese
> Quoting Fritz Klinke <nagraph@...>:
> > We stock the Hostmann-Steinberg dense matte black. We were alerted to
> > ink by Steve Heaver, and work with HS to provide the ink in one pound
> > at $17.75 a can.