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  1. [Baren 36725] Re: Leech (Diane Cutter)
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From: Diane Cutter
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:31:07 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36725] Re: Leach
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I have had this problem with linocuts on occasion so, while sealing a woodcut might help,
I think your culprit is the paper. It is too absorbent. My oily halo appeared a few days
after printing, not noticeably at first, and over time the area around the ink got a little
yellowish. The only thing I could do by then was run a new edition on another paper.


>You need to get out as much of the absorbed oil by dry-printing on to sheets
>of paper. Then degrease the block with a solvent, let it dry, and seal the
>block with a solvent based sealer like polyurethane. This sealer will
>prevent the veggie oil from being absorbed back into the block. It may
>though be too late due to howthe oil has already been absorbed. Next time
>seal the block before printing.
>Later days,
>> After printing 7
>> prints with no big problems I noticed a oily residue "leaching" from the
>> edges of the inked areas on the prints. The "leach" amount varied from
>> print to print.