- Greetings all
I used to use the rubber-based Van Son ... even did wood-engravings with it.
I used to interleave and give it a week to dry! Especially on smooth papers
like a Saunders Waterford. Set-off drove me mad otherwise. I also sometimes
used to ink the press the night before and then mill it like fury before
using it the next day. Never skinned.
I now use the Heaver formula Hostman Steinberg from NA Graphics. Nice, dries
a lot faster - I still interleave but will dis-interleave the next day and
run the second side. Skins in the can overnight. A long session and I'll get
the ink building up on the rollers.
I have only used tack reducer when printing on wispy Japanese handmade that
tore as you lifted it off the type if you didn't!
All the best, Martyn Ould