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Re: [PPLetterpress] tips for mixing ink?

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  • Halton
    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.;
    Message 1 of 34 , Jul 7, 2008
      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.
      Joe Halton
      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
      > 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.
    • Chad Pastotnik
      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
      Message 34 of 34 , Jul 9, 2008
        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.


        ___________________________
        Chad Pastotnik
        Deep Wood Press 231.587.0506
        http://www.deepwoodpress.com

        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
        >> preferable.
        >>
        >> If anyone has any leads for something like this in the midwest I'd
        >> appreciate it. Thanks in advance,
        >>
        >> Chad
        >> ___________________________
        >> Chad Pastotnik
        >> Deep Wood Press 231.587.0506
        >> http://www.deepwoodpress.com
        >>
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