Ink 15 Replies

What's your favorite source for printing ink. Been using small cans of Dan Smith for my Kelsey, but now need larger quantity for the C&P projects.

Tags: based, rubber, oil, companies, source

Started by Katie Dean in Supplies and Sources. Last reply by Samantha Olson on Thursday.

Journal Binding

Hi all,I know a bit about hand binding but nothing about higher qty production. Any recommendations for binding sources? We need a very small run of 500 custom journals. Thanks!Continue

Started by Annika Buxman in Supplies and Sources on Wednesday.

How to Safely Host an Intern?? 3 Replies

I was approached by a gal at a local art event and she asked if I'd consider having her as an intern. I am a sole proprietor and could use some extra hands, but not sure if this would be foolish for legal reasons...what if she chops a finger off!Any…Continue

Tags: letterpress, liability, volunteer, intern

Started by Katie Dean in Business Matters. Last reply by Annika Buxman on Wednesday.

can any identify this press? 1 Reply

For the life of me I can't figure this one out. Anyone have an idea what type of table top press this might be?I guessing someone in the collective borg will know :)…Continue

Started by Laura Smith in Press Troubleshooting, Tips, and Help. Last reply by Jessica C. White on Wednesday.

DIY Photopolymer Base 3 Replies

I heard someone say they made a photopolymer base using MDF and some other stuff that I can't remember now...Anyone have experience with this and if so, could you give me some general tips/materials used so I can get cranking on making my own?

Tags: base, photopolymer

Started by Katie Dean in Supplies and Sources. Last reply by Jessica C. White on Wednesday.

Thanks again for a great Type on the Cob!

It's already been three weeks since Type on the Cob II, and we're still having trouble getting back to work! Thanks, first off, to everyone who attended, bringing their enthusiasm, good ideas, and sense of adventure! Thanks also to:- Midwest Old…Continue

Tags: Iowa, Mt Pleasant, conference, type on the cob

Started by Kseniya: Thomas-Printers in Conference on Wednesday.

Blobby printing on small text 1 Reply

Preface: I'm a newbie!I have been lucky enough to sometimes print jobs that had little to no problems. Other times (such as now!), I have issues I simply seem unable to fix. :[Here's the problem:In the design of a card, I have text that is 9 points…Continue

Tags: price, &, boxcar, base, plate

Started by jsml in Business Matters. Last reply by Kseniya: Thomas-Printers Jun 25.

Letterpress Adana book

Hi all, I have attached a really neat book I purchased on eBay.  The content is really basic but succinct and quite useful. I liked the great definition the spelled out on the first page. Its a short easy read this I really found handy and I though…Continue

Tags: beginners, to, letterpress, guidebook, simple

Started by davina farinola in Business Matters Jun 20.

Type on the Cob II 2015 photos posted!

Hi everyone,I've just posted my photos from Type on the Cob II here - Please post yours and add a…Continue

Tags: letterpress, conference, typeonthecob

Started by Jessica C. White in Conference Jun 15.

7x11 Gordon Style Press for sale

Unfortunately a huge emergency expense has occurred and so I have to sell this press.7x11 Gordon Old Style Press $2500great working condition3 rubber rollers in great condition with delrin trucks3 chasessome quoinsno throw offEstimated to be…Continue

Tags: treadle, press, Gordon

Started by Samantha Olson in Classifieds Jun 11.

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Samantha Olson replied to Katie Dean's discussion Ink
"Hi Charley, I would love to test out your ink. Any chance you could send a sample? a nice bright color would be great so I can also see how much more vibrant it is than what I have now which is VanSon Rubber Base. Thanks in advance. Here's my…"
Jessica C. White replied to Katie Dean's discussion Ink
"An ink that stays open on the press like a rubberbase but dries like an oilbase sounds too good to be true! I'd be happy to test your ink. Please send me a sample to: Jessica White29 Rosemary Rd.Asheville, NC 28806 I'll post results…"
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