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Re: printing ink question......


From: Judy Nagel (jdnag_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 13 2002 - 14:06:13 PDT

FYI Take it from me, the Speedball brand is better! If you want something cheaper and comparable, don't be afraid to try the Sax True Flow Block Printing Ink on page 337 in the Sax catalog. Hope this helps!

Judy Nagel
Sax Arts & Crafts
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  Subject: Re: printing ink question......

  In a message dated 7/28/02 1:20:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

    I've always used Speedball printing ink but see a brand in the catalogs I've
    never used called "Demco". Is anyone familiar with it? It's a whole lot
    cheaper...$4.18 as opposed to Speedball at $6.95 a tube.

  I have always used speedball as I know of it's consistency and the way it prints. There has to be a reason that the other is cheaper and it usually means fillers or color pigments. If go too cheap you can reduce the effectiveness of printmaking and then it seems as though the process is the problem when it could be the materials. I will be happy to hear about the other ink and if it works. Until then I will use speedball and maybe get some of the other to experiment with. I use this ink on wood as well as lino-blocks.

  Ken Schwab
  San Jose CA ---