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Re: Polyester plates VS Gocco?



Catharine -

Having used both, the Gocco more extensively, I would have a difficult time
choosing. I think that the quality of the fine lines in the litho plates are
a more exact reproduction, but the Gocco is so fast, economical and space
efficient.

My advise...get a Gocco (definitely) AND experiment with some poly plates,
since you have access to a press - you'll find appropriate uses for both
techniques in your book works, and the investment in both is a nil.

There is a site with info on the poly plates...
http://www.art.uidaho.edu/artnet/printmaking/roberts/polyester.html

And I usually deal with Claire Russel at Think Ink for Gocco supplies...
www.thinkink.net

Best wishes,
Roberta


-----Original Message-----
From: Catharine MacKenzie <clamack@AXION.NET>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Date: Sunday, September 19, 1999 2:52 PM
Subject: Polyester plates VS Gocco?


>Thanks Roberta, for your post on George Roberts' polyester plate printing
>technique, sounds just like something I could use too, for miniature books,
>thanks Laura for asking the question! I've been thinking of trying to find
>a Gocco machine for color reproduction but I'd love an excuse to start
>messing about with my etching press again. Does anyone have an opinion on
>how Gocco would compare to polyester plates for reproducing fine line
>(dense crosshatching) and small (4/5/6pt) type?
>
>
>>George Roberts from Boise State taught a class he calls "non-toxic
>>lithography" a couple of weeks ago at Crow's Shadow Institute. He uses
>>commercial polyester plates that can be run through a laser printer or
>>photocopier (good for text) or drawn directly on with a variety of pens
>>(great for detailed illustrations).
>
>Catharine
>
>
>clamack@axion.net
>
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