Today's postings

  1. [Baren 31432] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  2. [Baren 31433] nipping press (David Harrison)
Member image

Message 1
From: Blog Manager
Date: 7 Aug 2006 03:55:05 -0000
Subject: [Baren 31432] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
Send Message: To this poster

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. (22 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Sleeping With Saito


Site Name: Mokuhankan Conversations

Author: Dave Bull
Item: The Colouring book is on the way!


Site Name: VIZArt

Author: Viza Arlington
Item: Dirty Show


[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:

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are:
Member image

Message 2
From: David Harrison
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 10:15:14 +0100
Subject: [Baren 31433] nipping press
Send Message: To this poster

Hi all,

I hope the show went well for everyone...

Here's another newbie question! I just bought a cast-iron nipping press
off eBay. Assuming that there has to be more in the "press sandwich"
than just lino/wood block and paper, what should I put in there -- would
a felt sheet or a thin rubber mat help with the impression at all?

many thanks,

David H

ps. Thanks to all for the advice about inks. I picked up some Graphic &
Chemical water-based and some washable oil-based inks at the weekend --
can't wait to try them both over the next couple of days.