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  1. [Baren 23715] I have a question ()
  2. [Baren 23716] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V25 #2487 (Dec 19, 2003) (Barebonesart #
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Message 1
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 13:22:01 -0600
Subject: [Baren 23715] I have a question
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As you can see, I am a sales rep, plus my wife and I also own a nature
gift store and gallery in
Galveston, Texas. We have just finished a Web site project with
HomeEarth, Inc. They only
partner with non and for profit entities whose interest is
nature-related (habitat conservation, birding, etc).
Our new site will reach a much larger audience than the retail
store/gallery which is the reason I am actively
recruiting printmakers.

My question is: Is there a way I can, on this site, make my interest
known? We expect the usual 40%
gallery discount and need high density images (jpg or pns) of
approximately 300 ps, long side. This allows
thumbnails to be enlarged with out detail loss. All images are 'locked

Please advise as to appropriate method for Baren's. Thank you.


George Jakobi
Representing American Artists
2629 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
866.562.8376 (toll free)
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From: Barebonesart #
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 04:24:26 +0000
Subject: [Baren 23716] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V25 #2487 (Dec 19, 2003)
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I'm sure Dean Clark of Graphic Chemical can answer your question about oil based inks vs. paint with much more expertise than any of us. The explanation I've always heard is simply that they are formulated differently. Anyway, as you have observed, they do not have adverse effects on the paper, as there are some very old etchings, woodblocks/engravings, etc. and they do not seem to have suffered from the inks; from improper care in some cases, but not from the inks.

In this group I am known as "The Ink Snob" because I have this aversion to Speedball water based inks. I freely admit that they have their place in the classroom and for student work, but once an artist chooses to call themselves professional and start sharing or selling their work, IMO it behooves one to advance to an artist grade ink. With the exception of Dan Dew, most peoples prints improve with the use of better grade inks. I can't say that about Dan's work, because I have never seen him use anything else, though I keep encouraging him to try :-)

Holiday Cheer,
The Ink Snob, herself