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Re: [BKARTS] HELP: metal letterpress type



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sheri, I rather doubt if you can achieve acceptable results with metal type
not using a press. This list has discussed at great length the use/non use
of acrylic paint in lieu of printing ink. Sooooo, Daniel Smith Art supply
based here in Seattle, has produce a 'water soluble' printing ink that has
about the same consistency as their 'Relief oil based ink, #79 Black'. The
water soluble ink will probably work on your wood type using a baren or
small burnisher to pull a print....good luck....from the Montford Press,
Seattle
----- Original Message -----
From: "sheri cifaldi" <sheri@SECTOR13.ORG>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 1:36 PM
Subject: [BKARTS] HELP: metal letterpress type


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> I'm hoping someone out there can help.
>
> Since college, I've been interested in both metal & wood type. I recently
> acquired 15 pounds of metal type (yes, it a mix & match of letterforms,
but I'm
> still REALLY excited about it).
>
> I do not have an actual letterpress yet (someday), but would like to still
use
> my "new" metal type. My intention when I bought it was to use it almost
like
> rubber stamps. This is where I need help. I know with traditional
> letterpresses, oil based ink is used. If possible, I would like to use
> something water based (I am allergic to oil paint & I really don't like
the
> fumes for solvents to clean up oil based ink). I have tried acrylic paint
> (rolling it out with a brayer), but the results have been either gloppy
(even
> though I am applying it even on the type) or uneven.
>
> Has anyone tried using metal type in this way? Does anyone have any
> suggestions? Is there anything I can get that is easily available at an
art or
> craft supply store? I was going to try ink made for linolium/wood cuts (it
is
> water based), but it seemed like the same consistency as acrylic paint and
was
> pricey. I wanted to check on this newsgroup before buying it.
>
> Thanks in advance for your help!
> sheri
> preston, ct
>
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