Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Of inks and driers
- Thank you John, and I believe you are right about DS
inks. I should have stuck to my tried and true or at
least added drier to print on the safe side. Now it's
time for blowdryers and dehumdifier tents.
--- "John G. Henry" <JohnH@...> wrote:
> In response to James D's Query:
> I think Daniel Smith supplies most of their inks
> sans drier, allowing
> the individual printer to add the drying agent to
> suit the surface
> being printed.
> This seems like they are being difficult, but you'll
> find that the
> ink in the can will resist "skinning", thus is less
> wasteful. If you
> add a bit of your favorite drier (paste or
> otherwise), I think you'll
> find it will dry well. It pays to test inks before
> using, an
> expensive lesson, and one of the reasons I tend to
> stick to inks I
> have used before.
> John Henry
> Cedar Creek Press
> --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com,
> <jamesdissette@y...> wrote:
> > Recently I printed on dry Hahnemuhle Bugra using
> Dan Smith Litho
> > Velvet Black. Amazingly enough (to me anyway), the
> text I printed 13
> > weeks ago still offsets when printing on other
> side (in this case a
> > lino cut). Does DS Litho Velvet have a reputation
> for exceedingly
> > drying times? Certainly, had I known, I would have
> used a drier, but
> > this seems odd to me. I've not run into long
> drying times with
> > Carlsons but do vaguely recall Clifford Burke
> mentioning using a
> > with a Dan Smith Ink, Relief #79 I think.
> > Maybe I'm missing a thread-search, but I thought
> I'd throw out the
> > topic to see if anyone is interested.
> > James Dissette
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