Re: [PPLetterpress] tips for mixing ink?
- Old printer's Recipe for mixing ink.
If you have hand-set type in your studio, you can use quads and spaces on a balance scale. Small quantity use 6 pt.; medium use 10 pt. etc. --- I cut pieces of scrap cover stock to 4" square, put 1 on each side of scale,
add spaces on 1 side and ink on the other, stir well and print.
Mon, 7/7/08, sylvia chevrier <sylviachevrier@...> wrote:
> From: sylvia chevrier <sylviachevrier@...>
> Subject: [PPLetterpress] tips for mixing ink?
> To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Monday, July 7, 2008, 9:08 AM
> 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
> especially difficult to translate formulas with large
> 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.
- 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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