Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Litho Stone Image Etched and Ready to Print...
While I was waiting on the etch (I like to wait 24 hours before proofing and making a second etch). I tore and registered my paper. The edition size is going to be 20, I tore 8 extra sheets for proofing and color testing. I will print on a piece of mylar so that I can register exactly when I make photo litho plates for the other 3 colors.
There's a small hairline crack so I'm nervous about the stone. I try not to get too precious with the image on the stone because I know that , "knock-on-wood", unpredictable things can happen during printing. I would like to back this stone with slate before I use it again. It is about 2.25" thick, i would feel better if it was 3.5". The slate would help it.
I'm going to proof it after I post this blog. Cross you fingers.