Re: continued solarplate notes
On Apr 8, 2007, at 9:09 AM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
I finally received my Fotogravure book by Eli Ponsaing...
He inks on a hot plate (never done that--don't know why I would,
but I do cut the ink with Easy Wipe).
Working on a hot plate loosens the ink so that it transfers from the
plate to the paper easier. It's normally associated with copper
plates, not polymers. I've heard bad stories about working this way
and how it can destroy and break down the polymer layer. An easier
alternative is to use a hair dryer briefly to warm the ink
immediately prior to pulling the print.
I find it fascinating that he is first exposing the positive. That
is next on my list. After spending all last weekend in the
printmaking lab I was ready to put solarplate away for a while, but
you know, Jan Pietrzak, I think we should all make APIS a goal to
share our photopolymer images! Maybe a panel presentation, Dick