Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45789] Ink Transfer paper (Barbara Mason)
  2. [Baren 45790] Exchange #53 (Monica Bright)
  3. [Baren 45791] Re: Exchange #53 (Bronwyn Merritt)
  4. [Baren 45792] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:13:03 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45789] Ink Transfer paper
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Here is McClains info on the transfer paper:

Sorry to take so long to respond, I missed your email yesterday. But here's my two cents worth...

Inkjet Transfer Paper is heavy waxed paper, so the ink from the printer sits up on the waxed surface in little round droplets. When it's transferred to the block, the little droplets can spread somewhat so the lines may not be super crisp. I haven't found it to be a problem myself because for what I do, it's still more accurate than what I get from hand drawing an image using carbon paper. It works best on absorbent surfaces like Shina or linoleum; something hard like Cherry might be more problematic - I don't know because I haven't tried it yet, but I know it doesn't work at all on non-absorbent surfaces like plastic, Resingrave or Gomuban. Also, I've found it's a good idea to tape it down to the block and place Ategami or a piece of bond paper between the Inkjet Transfer Paper and the baren so the baren moves smoothly and it doesn't shift while you're rubbing the back.

You have about five minutes of working time before the ink air dries to the point where it won't transfer well, so John might experiment with allowing it to dry for a minute or two before doing the transfer. That might stiffen up the ink so it doesn't bleed. I don't know about dampening the block first - might work, might make it bleed more. It probably depends on the chemical makeup of the ink, whether it's water soluble or water repellant. It's certainly worth a try!

I love John's point about printing a color image so you can see exactly which color you want to carve, that's a great suggestion.

Hope this helps!


Alex Prentiss / McClain's Printmaking Supplies
15685 SW 116th Avenue PMB 202 / King City, OR 97224-2695 USA
503-641-3555 phone / 503-641-3591 fax / 800-832-4264 orders
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Message 2
From: Monica Bright
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:01:18 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45790] Exchange #53
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Alright team! 16 prints sets are here but tomorrow is the delivery deadline to the coordintor (me)for exchange #53. I need to hear from the following people ASAP. Please let me know where your prints are and when I can expect them in my hot little hands. Lots of things to do people, lots of things! A colophon to return packaging... the list is endless. Plus, if you can't or aren't going to deliver I need to notify the wait list. No time like the present to get off that fence and COMMIT!
Cyndny Wilson
Carol Hetherington
Julio Rodriguez
Allan Lennie
Karma Grotelueschen
Aaron Gillette
Julie Morrison
Bronwyn Merritt
Lynne Hubner
Michaela Stubbs
Graham Stephens
William Joel

Peace Out!
-Monica Bright
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Message 3
From: Bronwyn Merritt
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 02:11:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45791] Re: Exchange #53
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Hi Monica!
Prints are drying til tomorrow and then they will be sent priority mail. Should be there Friday!


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Subject: Arts of Japan series : print #3 - printing step 9
Posted by: Dave Bull

And we can finally wrap this one up this evening. The last impression to involve pigment is the border lines:

And I then followed this with the outer embossing pattern. Unfortunately, in today's kind of chaotic atmosphere here, I didn't get a chance to dry and scan it properly, so I'll bring you the final image tomorrow ...

Thanks for your patience!

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Subject: Ukiyoe Heroes - Kickstarter is now open
Posted by: Dave Bull

The Ukiyoe Heroes Kickstarter page is now open, and the 'campaign' will run until the end of the month. And what better way to introduce it than to show you the project video!

(entry continues here ...)

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