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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 Sullivan?
Great idea.