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Re: paper and polymer plates



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From: marty <mrcinc@silcom.com>
Subject: Re: paper and polymer plates
References: <20000106161848.42F33145DE5@beach.silcom.com>

You use a water (offset printing press fountain) solution to keep the
non-image area free of ink? If so -- do you make your own or buy a
commercial product?

RLavadour wrote:
>
> When George was here at Crow's Shadow Institute we also experimented with
> other materials - I got really interesting results with some samples off a
> big roll of old drafting vellum I've been packing around for years. Not
> quite as clean as the Pronto plates, but a nice edgy feel that still
> maintained the photographic look. The most striking results we saw were with
> drawings done right on plates with sharpies.
>
> For those without access to a press, you can also achieve interesting
> results akin to the look of xerox transfers by just inking the plate with a
> cheap speedball brayer and printing with another clean brayer.
>
> Best wishes,
> Roberta
> paper@oregontrail.net
>

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