- For those of you who curse that loose ink, I've recently found a product
that has put the stiff back into the ink. It's called Letterpress Conversion
Compound and it's basically opaque white and binding compound...but
incredibly heavy and stiff. Imagine opaque white reduced by 75% and you'll
get an idea of what this stuff is like. I can't say enough good stuff about
it. We use it with Van Son oil base ink, but any oil base ink should work.
Having battled loose ink for years, I'm in heaven. This stuff can be ordered
by calling Chuck Maben in Seattle at Ink Systems, Inc. His cell phone # is
206.941.2284. At $4.00 per pound, you cannot afford to at least try this
product. Actually, buy a five pound can and share it with your friends. I
could go on and on about this stuff, but I've already gone on way too much
on the Letpress List. If you want more info, check out their archive.
Stern & Faye, Printers
dba Grey Spider Press