I've done reduction prints with water based inks and they've worked well. Be
sure to start witht he lighter color to ensure better coverage.
From: Marian Colman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:53 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: reduction prints
It's nice to be getting all the messages again after another temporary
delay. Anyway, I am doing reduction prints on poplar with my HS printmaking
class. We are using oil based block printing ink because I thought the
water based ink would not layer as well. All students are using a minimum
of 4 colors, some are using more. My problem is the clean up. It takes
forever and using mineral spirits is not great for the kids or me I know.
I'm trying to ventilate well by opening windows and using a fan. I just
wondered if anyone has a suggestion for a better ink for this type of