Re: [PPLetterpress] Magnesium carbonate...
- At 4:55 PM -0400 23 04 07, Raymond Nichols wrote:
>I believe it was on this list a couple of months ago that there was aSounds like you may need to check the humidity in your paper stock.
>discussion about using magnesium carbonate to make ink stiffer.
>I got some and tried it, but it did not seem to make as much change
>as I was expecting.
>I feel that one of the problems I'm having with printing is that I'm
>getting ooze out from the sides of the type. I cannot get good enough
>coverage if I use only a small amount of ink but if I get the ink to
>be solid then I get the ooze problem.
If it's too dry, you'll need more ink for solid coverage.
Properly damped paper requires very little ink for solid coverage.
Of course, a small thin type also requires very little ink, even on dry stock.
What kind of material are you printing?
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