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Re: simulated etching

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Dianna (dmammone)
Sat, 13 Mar 1999 16:04:32 -0500

Do you soak your paper slightly? Lets it stretch better over heavier
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From: Fields, Linda <>
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Date: Friday, March 12, 1999 4:05 PM
Subject: simulated etching

>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
>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
>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