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Re: printing question

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wduncan (wduncan)
Thu, 05 Aug 1999 22:09:35 -0500

I'll have to admit I'm a bit spoiled. My shop teacher threw out several
hundred sheets of some type of flexible plastic sheets. We have used
them for monotype and for drypoint with lots of success. Some year I
will run out. I also use Plexiglas, but buy it from a company here that
sells the scrap in various sizes quite cheap. Years ago I used x-ray
film, it works great but I doubt you could get much any more since they
recover so much silver from it. Have you tried to contact companies that
do offset litho to see if you could get discarded plates, they should
work well. Besides battleship linoleum, which cost like gold right now,
my best prints come from
doing collographs. we use discarded mat board for the base and cut the
images from something like oaktag. We glue it down with elmers and coat
it with house paint. When we print we roll on 3 to 4 colors over each
other and print it all at once. Fantastic results.
Woody in Kansas City

"Teri S. Mason" wrote:

> I want to do some monoprinting with my kids this year. I've done it on
> Plexiglas myself, but it's so expensive! Does anyone have experience
> with something called "Plastic Drypoint plates?" They are with the
> printing supplies in the Sax catalog, but I don't know what they are
> like. Are they similar to Plexiglas or are they more like plastic
> overhead transparency sheets (which I've used for monoprints, but was
> not happy).
> Thanks for your expertise!
> teri


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