Re: loose ink
If you ever come across any of the Sinclair-Valentine "Stone" inks,
buy em. The colors are great, especially the reds; never found a
black. As I recall, crapola Flint Ink bought them out and with typical
corporate efficiency wiped them off the face of the earth, formulas
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, alex brooks <alex@...> wrote:
> >> It'd help to be more precise in describing inks, since "litho ink"
> >> describes most ink that is made. All the Van Son inks (oil, rubber,
> >> acrylic) are litho inks, intended for use on rotary offset
> >> lithographic presses, but also suitable for letterpress work.
> >> By "litho ink" do you mean ink intended for lithographic
> >> printmaking, formulated for hand-rolling of litho stone or metal
> >> plate? The Dan Smith litho inks would fall into that category.
> sorry- yes I meant printmaking ink for plate and stone lithography,
> not offset ink. In printmaking catalogs like Graphic Chemical they
> are know as litho inks as opposed to relief printing or etching inks.
> They are very stiff unlike Van Son which, depending upon the color,
> can be almost soupy.
- All (or almost all) our holiday printing is done this year, here is
some of the stuff:
The 2007 calendars are done and make great gifts. Printed in four
colors on Frankfurt paper and includes moon phases, 5 3/4 x 5 1/4
Christmas cards: 19 different designs and a coaster for Santa.
New Art Nouveau dragonfly journals/blank books
Deep Wood Press 231.587.0506