I really appreciate to be a memeber of this discussion group. Thanks to Bunki to invited me to join about a year ago. Although I have more emails than I want to still go over (tackling them is one of the items on my to do list for this summer), emails from this group has been an invaluable resource and insight for me, so thank you, thank you, thank you!
As we are on this topic of printmaking, I wanted to ask you which kind of printing press you would recommand. I am thinking of a medium-sized one which doesn't have to be very fancy. Maybe Nasco Baby Hand press??
And, if you also have an idea for a good table top slab roller, please let me know!
Middle School Art teacher
San Ramon, CA
From: Holmgren [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tue 5/8/2007 7:31 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] collograph #3
I have always printed collagraphs as a relief print. I don't wet the
printing paper--just put it on the inked plate and roll a dry brayer over
it--or just rub well with your fingers. The first print often is not the
best one--subsequent ones turn out better.I don't have the kids wash the
plate off, but just use it over and over again, and let the colors mix. I
have found that Speedball ink works the best for me--I tried a cheaper brand
once, and it didn't work well at all.
Subject: [teacherartexchange] collograph #3
> Thank you for all your suggestions...this journey with collographs has
> me want to perfect it.. in a very frusterating way!
> I tried my collograph today by printing it on wet manila paper (which is a
> cream color, boohoo) and it worked OK. However the water based ink is so
> and dry its so hard to pull a good print. I am also hand printing it since
> dont have a printing press.
> I am also printing it relief style, not intaglio... is this a bad idea or
> is it just another way to print it?
> Suggestions for printing by hand?
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