Re: [PPLetterpress] Letterpress applied synthetic watermarks
- Type Tom skribis
>In the past, some people have printed with a light oil. The
> michaelmagnesi@... writes:
> > a formulation for an ink that when applied via letterpress
> > printing develops an effect similar to a watermark
> Possible alternatives would be to print without ink, with
> heavy impression, or using transparent white, or clear
paper becomes somewhat transparent where the oil printed,
so when placed over a light, the image looks somewhat
like a watermark.
I had seen samples of this technique years ago. It looks
like a watermark in about the same way that thermography
looks like engraving.
(Not to be confused with the current "imitation watermark"
used on checks, which is just printing in a transparent white
ink. This doesn't look anything like a true watermark at all