Today's postings

  1. [Baren 28434] using akua ("Lori Biwer-Stewart")
  2. [Baren 28435] RE: Baren Digest (old) V32 #3138 ("Sales")
  3. [Baren 28436] using akua (Barbara Mason)
  4. [Baren 28437] RE: Baren Digest (old) V32 #3140 ("marilynn smih")
  5. [Baren 28438] Re: using akua ("DIANE CUTTER")
  6. [Baren 28439] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  7. [Baren 28440] Akua Kolor (cucamongie #
  8. [Baren 28441] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V32 #3138 (Jul 26, 2005) (Jan Telfer)
  9. [Baren 28442] color separations ("Richard Farrel")
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Message 1
From: "Lori Biwer-Stewart"
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 10:32:26 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [Baren 28434] using akua
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Hi all!
I recently have been experimenting with Akua intalago inks also. I like
the thicker consistancy of the intalago because I am used to using oil
based etching inks. I love the vibrant colors but have a question for
whoever wants to answer. I usually print on dry paper (various varieties)
with the oil-based and use a small letter press, so I'm getting good
pressure. When I tried it with the Akua I really had a hard time getting
the paint to transfer completely. Do most of you using Akua inks work with
damp paper when printing?

Lori Biwer-Stewart
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Message 2
From: "Sales"
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 10:17:41 -0500
Subject: [Baren 28435] RE: Baren Digest (old) V32 #3138
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I wanted to let all Bareners know that we have begun (with great
trepidation I should add) a blog - thanks to the information and
comments from this site. Our new venture is located at Feel free to stop by and have
a laugh at my expense or maybe even learn something. We will make every
effort to keep it current and relavent. It is not specific to any one
form of printmaking. If someone out there wanted to suggest a topic,
we're open to that input any time.

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Message 3
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 08:42:26 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28436] using akua
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I have used it both ways, it will not totally preform as oil based ink. It is honey based with a gum added....You might try printing it twice for better coverage, two thin coats always looks better than one thick coat. Also the thinner and more absorbent the paper the better it will transfer. I have had no trouble using it on dry paper...what paper are you using? I have used arches 88 and kitakata as well as rives light weight, all with good success. Again, it will never look like oil, but close with the arches 88. With damp paper I have had good results with all papers.
Best to you,
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Message 4
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 09:05:44 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28437] RE: Baren Digest (old) V32 #3140
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Ellen, sorry the piece you refer to is a watercolor. I put it on the site because the print next to it was based on that watercolor. It would make a good reduction print if i got busy and did one. All I would have to do is follow the colors already there. If you are intrigued by this process you should definitely do it. Remember one thing, you are learning. I would suggest starting with no more than 3 colors. I added one print today to my blog, it is not a block print, it is a monotype.
Also the pieces I am putting up are not my most recent works, but will follow a general direction from earlier to later.

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Message 5
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 15:52:22 -0400
Subject: [Baren 28438] Re: using akua
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As far as I know, Akua only works well with dry (not damp) paper. Just as you wouldn't add water while inking, you also wouldn't use paper with water in it. One of the best all-around papers I've found is Arches 88 for prints, although there are a lot of other great papers. What kind of paper are you using?

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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 28 Jul 2005 22:55:00 -0000
Subject: [Baren 28439] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (8 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: BarenForum Group Weblog

Author: Carol Lyons
Item: Maria's Puzzle Project on Exhibit


Site Name: Printmakingblog

Author: Printblog

Author: Printblog


[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:
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Message 7
From: cucamongie #
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 21:45:16 -0400
Subject: [Baren 28440] Akua Kolor
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hi folks, just wanted to add to the conversation about Akua Kolor that there are several types of mediums which you can mix with Akua Kolor to change its properties instead of adding water (which, as Barbara said, can make the ink too thin). You can check that out (it explains how different materials and mediums can be used as well) and more at, which is the website for Akua Kolor and the other related inks etc. that Rostow and Jung make.

happy printing!
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Message 8
From: Jan Telfer
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 20:03:30 +0800
Subject: [Baren 28441] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V32 #3138 (Jul 26, 2005)
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Message 9
From: "Richard Farrel"
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 05:21:48 -0700 (Pacific Standard Time)
Subject: [Baren 28442] color separations
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Please a little help. New to hanga and need to ask about producing color
separations. A mention on David Bull's site about using a thin heavy sized
paper ; how important is this ? Next, are the color separations printed damp
(same as printing the edition ) or dry ;my concern is the registration. Any
other info on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!