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Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Of inks and driers

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  • James Dissette
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 24, 2005
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      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.

      James Dissette
      --- "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"
      > <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
      > long
      > > 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
      > drier
      > > 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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