Re: [PPLetterpress] tips for mixing ink?
- Parts is parts. Load your ink into a pastry tube and squeeze out
lengths of ink against a ruler. 1/8 is probably the smallest
increment you can do accurately this way. get a hobby syringe and you
may be able to do smaller amounts.
Matthew "LAMMY" Lamoureux
Full Metal Press - Operis servo a specialis nundinae
On Jul 7, 2008, at 12:08 PM, sylvia chevrier wrote:
> Does anyone have advice for accurately mixing small amounts of ink
> from Pantone formulas? For most projects I rarely need more than an
> ounce of ink, sometimes even half an ounce will do. I find it
> especially difficult to translate formulas with large percentage
> variances (for example-- 1-1/4 part red / 2 parts yellow / 27 parts
> white) accurately into very small amounts. I have a postage scale but
> often just have to make a guess, as the tiny amounts of ink are too
> light to register on the scale. Thanks for any suggestions.
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- Sorry, should have clarified that. I am looking to buy, I have access
to a Kelly #2 about 30 miles from me but the upcoming projects are
books that will have a 500+ page count. Something I pretty much need
to do and monitor myself.
Deep Wood Press 231.587.0506
On Jul 9, 2008, at 1:47 PM, Lamsland wrote:
> Are you looking to buy or just have your project printed on one?
> We're a bit far in CT but we've got a fully running cylinder, 20 x 28.
> Matthew "LAMMY" Lamoureux
> Full Metal Press - Operis servo a specialis nundinae
> On Jul 9, 2008, at 1:24 PM, Chad Pastotnik wrote:
>> Well, some big projects have come up, both in physical size and fun.
>> I find myself in definite need of a Kelly #2 or similar sized
>> Hiedleberg (other makes considered as well) with a minimum sheet size
>> of 20x24". It needs to be fully functional for printing and not a
>> abused die cutter and of course finding one near N. Michigan is
>> If anyone has any leads for something like this in the midwest I'd
>> appreciate it. Thanks in advance,
>> Chad Pastotnik
>> Deep Wood Press 231.587.0506
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