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Re: printing press model questions

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Bicyclken_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Aug 02 2004 - 08:19:29 PDT


 
In a message dated 8/1/2004 8:26:47 PM Pacific Standard Time,
arizkma@yahoo.com writes:

Anything special I should know about it when I set it up? What papers and
ink have you found work well with it? I especially don't know how much ink to
order (K - 6, mostly 3 classes per grade level, and I'm split between two
schools, each of which is getting a press for my room). Thx!

Remember to check that the tray is not up on the guides.
 
Don't force anything.
 
Bring the press down evenly and not one side at a time.
 
I use many papers and they are not the issue, it is pressure, blankets and
inking that makes a good print. Set up of the press to get the best results
come from experimentation and use. You must do it first and see what works.
Ink is different for every kind of printing. I use more ink in doing a
collograph then when doing an etching, etc. Make a print for your self and see
how much ink is needed and then try to determine the need for the classroom and
then add more for waste and mistakes.
 
Ken Schwab
 
Art teacher
Leigh High School
San Jose CA

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