Re: How to print a Tint Block?
My guess, simply based on teaching experience, is that often mounted
linoleum is not type high (most students don't realize thisdon't know
if you do or not). If this is not accounted for it won't really help
much to overpack the cylinder to compensate. Cylinder presses are
mechanically synced to print well at type high (.918), not higher nor
lower. Usually printing a tint with linoleum is quite a simple matter.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "unisonletterpress"
> Hello! This being my first post, I was wondering if anyone could give
> some advice on printing a tint? im printing some tickets, and on the
> backside of the tickets I want it in a solid green. I'll be using a
> Vandercook SP-15 with probably rubber based ink. I tried using
> linoleum block to do it, but I ended up with splotchy results. I added
> quite a bit of packing as well. Any idea what im doing wrong? Or what
> I should be doing? Thanks!
- At 05:49 10-3-06, you wrote:
>Hello! This being my first post, I was wondering if anyone could giveOn a large area to be printed, the pressure = force/aera
>some advice on printing a tint? im printing some tickets, and on the
>backside of the tickets I want it in a solid green. I'll be using a
>Vandercook SP-15 with probably rubber based ink. I tried using
>linoleum block to do it, but I ended up with splotchy results. I added
>quite a bit of packing as well. Any idea what im doing wrong? Or what
>I should be doing? Thanks!
is lower than when you print just type, because the type
represents less area...
So here you might need some adjustment to the makeready on the
cylinder, or just add some paper under the block.
I have seen very large area's printed on proofpresses
up to 45 cm by 60 cm, than the force needed to print a solid
is quite high even to get the cylinder over the block.
The inking had to be done manually.
Vinyl can be used for printing too, and can be obtained in
some very smooth qualities. It is a little bit softer than
linoleum, but takes the ink very good and prints nice.
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I print from Linoleum, I do a lot of linocuts and also print with them
and use type.
One thing about covering large areas of surface with ink is it should
be hand rolled on so you get the best ink coverage. If you load up the
ink distribution with that much ink it'll plug up all your type.
Printing ink on linoleum from the ink carriage the print is somewhat
distressed or in other words it has been starved of ink.
You can use transparent white to thin down your ink to get a lint, it
works well, start with Transparent white and then add your color ink.
Tickets are pretty small and you should get good coverage, but the is
a fine line of adding to much and the type is plugged up.
Be careful about the packing, to much underneath the linoleum block
and it exceeded type high. Too much on the drum and you smash the type
and linoleum block.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for stopping by,
- Wow Thanks for everyones reply! That was a great help! im going to
give it a shot this week and see what happens. Thanks again!
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Alan Brignull <alanb@...> wrote:
> > Printing with no grain using linoleum ?
> > you just need a lot of ink and a load of pressure too.
> It helps to rub the lino down with fine sandpaper as well.