Katie Dean
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  • Tacoma, WA
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How to Safely Host an Intern??
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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…Continue

Tags: letterpress, liability, volunteer, intern

Started this discussion. Last reply by India Johnson Jul 8, 2015.

Ink
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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 this discussion. Last reply by Katie Dean Jul 21, 2015.

% of extra paper stock for set up/registration
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Can anyone give me the general rule for % of extra stock I should cut for each color I run on the press. I've got a linocut that will be 4 color and addition of 35.

Tags: quantity, paper

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katie Dean Jun 4, 2015.

DIY Photopolymer Base
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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…Continue

Tags: base, photopolymer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katie Dean Jul 7, 2015.

 

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Katie Dean replied to Katie Dean's discussion Ink
"Thanks Samantha...last week I printed and several times accidentally printed on the tympan!! Had a lot of transparent medium in there so it didn't stay wet long ;0) Thanks for the tip on the ink and I'll check that out."
Jul 21, 2015
Samantha Olson replied to Katie Dean's discussion Ink
"I went ahead and purchased an 8oz tin from southern-ink.com, to test out. I just tested it today and it does stay open and dries quick, especially helpful when I miss and I accidentally print on my tympan sheet. I loaded it in the morning... Went to…"
Jul 20, 2015
India Johnson replied to Katie Dean's discussion How to Safely Host an Intern??
"Once as an intern the press owners drafted a paper that I signed releasing them from liability. "
Jul 8, 2015
Katie Dean replied to Katie Dean's discussion How to Safely Host an Intern??
"Thanks Annika! That's all super helpful and appreciate it."
Jul 7, 2015
Katie Dean replied to Katie Dean's discussion DIY Photopolymer Base
"Thanks for the tip Jessica! I think I'll try that mdf and see what I get until I can save some pennies too ;0)"
Jul 7, 2015
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…"
Jul 2, 2015
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…"
Jul 2, 2015
Annika Buxman replied to Katie Dean's discussion How to Safely Host an Intern??
"Hi Katie, I understand your caution. I think it's possible to get press help on more than the Kelsey. I met Eric Combs of Combs and Taylor at a Ladies of Letterpress conference a couple of years ago. Their first advice was to up my insurance to…"
Jul 1, 2015
CHARLEY HARDEN replied to Katie Dean's discussion Ink
"That's exactly right. I have large offset commercial printers that also have letterpress in their shops and a lot of them do run an offset ink on that equipment. That being said, what we like to tell people is that with our inks you get the…"
Jul 1, 2015
Jessica C. White replied to Katie Dean's discussion DIY Photopolymer Base
"I made one when I was in grad school and completely broke, and needed one that was larger than the school had. I used mdf for the base, placed a sheet of grid paper on top, then screwed a piece of plexiglas on top, trapping the grid paper in…"
Jul 1, 2015
Jessica C. White replied to Katie Dean's discussion Ink
"I use both rubber based and oil based inks, depending on what I'm printing and what I need from the ink. It was a long time ago, so I'm not sure where I heard this, but I thought that offset inks could also be used on letterpress presses.…"
Jul 1, 2015
CHARLEY HARDEN replied to Katie Dean's discussion Ink
"Hey Jessica, thank you for having this forum, it's cool!  Glow in the dark inks are such a specialty item, I don't stock them but let me talk to my manufacturer and see what I can come up with. It might be that it's only…"
Jul 1, 2015
CHARLEY HARDEN replied to Katie Dean's discussion Ink
"Hey Sam,  Our inks are vegetable based (linseed, soy, etc). We formulate them for letterpress to stay open like a rubber base or acrylic ink with no added driers or waxes and with a heavier body. In all honesty, most "oil base" inks…"
Jul 1, 2015
Samantha Olson replied to Katie Dean's discussion Ink
"Hi Charley, I checked out your site. It doesn't say whether the letterpress inks are oil or rubber based.  can you let me know? thanks, sam"
Jun 30, 2015
Katie Dean replied to Katie Dean's discussion How to Safely Host an Intern??
"Thanks for the tips...would be good to keep in mind. Someone from Briar Press suggested I limit any hands on help to the small Kelsey since that press is exempt from having to be insured. Seemed like a good solution for now."
Jun 30, 2015
Laura Drapac & Dave Koen replied to Katie Dean's discussion How to Safely Host an Intern??
"Do you have any connections to a university? Some schools provide school credit for internships, and they may have a way to cover you for any accidental happenings if you're up to OSHA code."
Jun 30, 2015

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Make/model of press(es)?
Kelsey Excelsior 5x8, C&P 10x15 New Style
Press or Business Name
Katie Dean
Website:
http://www.katie-dean.com
Printing for How Long?
5 years
Services Offered in Addition to Letterpress?
Wholesale/Retail of digitally printed greeting card line under the business name Little Green.
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
Not Yet
About Me:
Currently I'm using my letterpress equipment for fine art purposes and digitally printing my line of greeting cards. I'm excited to learn more and this community will perfect for that!

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At 8:09pm on May 12, 2015, Jessica C. White said…

Hi Katie,
Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress! Please feel free to use this site to communicate with the rest of the LoLP community - you are welcome to join or start a conversation in the forum, post photos or videos, and use this site to keep in touch with printerfriends.

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Cheers,
Jessica and Kseniya

 
 
 

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