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Re: [BKARTS] HELP: metal letterpress type



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Hello
    Speedball makes a relief ink that most art supply and craft supply
stores carry. I don't care for the colors but the ink rolls out nicely on
the pallet. The colors tend to be  fugitive. Do get yourself a nice brayer
and glass pallet. Daved
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From: "daved" <daved@VOKURKA.COM>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 8:41 AM
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] HELP: metal letterpress type


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> Hello
>     Graphic Chemical make a lovely "waterbased" relief printing ink that
is
> very similar to oil base relief printing ink. They are in Villapark ILL, I
> use that and their etching ink too. To clean up why not use vegetable oil
> (mineral oil in nicer but cost more) then simple green to remove the
> vegetable oil? I use this method for intaglio on cooper plates and for
> relief woodblock cutting. It works great, no paintthinner in my studio. I
do
> use citrus solvent (kitchen grade) found at PCC grocery stores but I bet
> other stores carry it now too. You can by it at most art supply stores ( I
> work in one) but that is a harsher grade of citrus solvent. This will
clean
> up as a paint thinner but smells of oranges and it does not make me ill as
a
> paint thinner will. Although there are no long term studies out yet that I
> know of on citrus solvent. Daved
> Printmaker and book artist
> Seattle WA
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David S. Rose" <lists@ROSEGREMSE.COM>
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
> Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 5:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] HELP: metal letterpress type
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> > Sheri,
> >         Welcome to the wonderful world of type! The easy answer to your
> question is
> > to try rubber-based letterpress ink, which is available from several
> > sources, including NA Graphics
> > (http://www.printmart.com/ads/970-387-0212.htm). But the very best thing
> for
> > you to do is to check out the Letpress mailing list (consisting of over
> 600
> > letterpress printers and type aficionados) at
> > http://hermes.csd.unb.ca/archives/letpress.html. The most complete
online
> > resource for anything and everything related to letterpress printing is
> the
> > Briar Press web site, at http://www.briarpress.org.
> >         Enjoy!
> >
> > -David S. Rose
> >  Five Roses Press
> >  New York
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: sheri cifaldi
> > Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 4:37 PM
> > To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> > Subject: [BKARTS] HELP: metal letterpress type
> >
> > 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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