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simulated etching

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Fields, Linda (fieldsl.us)
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 15:55:04 -0500


I have a small dilemma. Years ago I taught a form of intaglio printmaking
using plastic plates and a small printing press. You scratch the design into
the surface of the plate with something sharp, ink it with oil based ink,
dampen the paper and run it through the press. When I did it with 6th grade
it worked very well. Now, at the high school level, I have tried it, but our
prints are not coming out very well. I purchased a small Speedball printing
press that can be mounted to a counter. I can't seem to find the right
amount of pressure-too much and the blankets ripple and tear the paper, too
little, and the image is faint and blurry. Don't know what I'm doing wrong,
but I want this to be successful for my students who've never experienced
intaglio. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated. Thanks. Have a
great weekend everyone. Linda in NC

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