Today's postings

  1. [Baren 40546] Burnt Plate Oils ("Sales")
  2. [Baren 40547] Re: Baren: Tiger anticipation - SIGNUP LAST CHANCE ! (Julio.Rodriguez #
  3. [Baren 40548] Re: thank you! Re: Printing From Linoleum (Ruth Leaf)
  4. [Baren 40549] Re: Editioning (alexg #
  5. [Baren 40550] SGC (Barbara Mason)
  6. [Baren 40551] RES: another tiger ("Maria Regina Pinto Pereira")
  7. [Baren 40552] Paper (Robert Arnold)
  8. [Baren 40553] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Sales"
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 15:37:04 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40546] Burnt Plate Oils
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At the risk of beating a dead horse....there are at least three grades
of linseed oil, raw, boiled and bodied.

As a linseed oil is heated to boiling it becomes, amazingly, boiled oil.
At some point in the process it is heated to a point where an ignition
source is introduced. This torch burns off what they call the "light
end". These are the natural solvents found in linseed - the things that
can attack paper over time. Once the oil is burnt, or bodied, it can
continue to cook for varying amounts of time to move the viscosity from
very light (#0000) to very heavy (#8 or higher).

I have had some rather interesting discussions with some very
knowledgeable people about the difference between burnt plate oil and
litho varnish. In reality the difference is pretty significant - it's
the label on the container, and only that. Both products come from the
same drum for the same viscosity. Barbara's comment is right on target
about the usage of different viscosities. Etching inks are generally
made with a #00 base, although it can contain several different grades,
while relief and litho inks are made generally with a #3 base with the
same caveats as above. There are significant differences in pigment load
but that's a topic for another time.

I will officially put away my soap box for the time being. I'm
interested in how many of you will be attending SGC this year? I have
some concerns about how people are being contacted (or not). If you
haven't heard anything yet contact for

Graphic Chemical & Ink Company
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Message 2
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 15:54:46 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40547] Re: Baren: Tiger anticipation - SIGNUP LAST CHANCE !
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Hi Ray, mea culpa ! I forgot about closing off the signup
about if we give it another two days so that any people on the fence have
a shot at a late signup when they read this ????

So, right now we have about 44 participants and the New Year Tiger signup
will close sometime on Wednesday night 2/3/2010.

thanks to everyone participating and please keep those oxen and other
animals coming in the mail !!!!


Raymond Hudson
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Message 3
From: Ruth Leaf
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 20:11:30 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40548] Re: thank you! Re: Printing From Linoleum
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I'm glad you found my suggestion helpfull. My name is Ruth not june,
But I love the compliment. Ruth Leaf
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Message 4
From: alexg #
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:11:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40549] Re: Editioning
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I know the conversation wound up a few days ago but it's only today that
I've had the chance to catch up with the flurry of Baren emails.

As a relative newby to woodcuts (19 months) I just wanted to thank
everyone who posted their thoughts on editioning. I've just finished
printing for an exhibition next month and am about to sit down and title
and edition all of my prints. All of the opinions voiced here have made it
so easy for me to know what to do, where as a week ago I was very unsure
of how to edition my prints appropriatly.

It's discussions like this that make me feel lucky to be part of this
list. There are a lot of teachers here and even a small comment can be
valuable information to someone else.

Thanks everyone,
Alex (Brisbane, Aus)
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Message 5
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 01:51:42 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40550] SGC
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I have not heard anything about SGC this year, nor has Print Arts not good for generating attendance.
Thanks for the info, glad to know I was right about this
My best to all
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Message 6
From: "Maria Regina Pinto Pereira"
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 03:00:41 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40551] RES: another tiger
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Quite a collection!!!
I loved a lot of them
Thanks a lot


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Message 7
From: Robert Arnold
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 06:08:01 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40552] Paper
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I am looking for recommendations for a good inexpensive paper that I can use
for dry printing and printing on a letterpress printing press. I am using
the Caligo Safe Wash Relief inks. I would typically be printing from
photopolymer plates and wood or linocuts. I would like something that is not
so expensive I feel bad when I screw up which is quite regularly since I am
just starting.

Thanks, Robert

Digest Appendix

Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Printing Again
Posted by: Andy English

After something of a hiatus I am back in the press-room again. The three boxwood blocks that form the inside of "A Prospect of Ely" (see this post) are set up on "Red".

Printed sheets soon started to fill the drying racks.

[Long item has been trimmed at this point. The full blog entry can be viewed here]

This item is taken from the blog Wood Engraver.
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Subject: New Works On Show In Melbourne

This item is taken from the blog Against the grain.
'Reply' to Baren about this item.