Friday, March 30, 2012

5th color yellow printed

I added 10mm of pure glycerin to prevent scumming and to keep the plate wetter longer. The 80 degree heat is causing the plate to dry sooner.  This means that I can only make two passes for each set of rolls before it drys and wants to take ink in the wrong areas.  I also "dry sponged" after the last roll to prevent offsetting on the plate from the previous color printing.

Phil looks like a rug here.  He always, always gets in the path of my printing.  I have to step over him to get to the tympan and the backing sheets.  But I never have the heart to move him.  He wants to be near the action.  People who print with us have to learn to step over and around him, too.

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