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  • visualchemist
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    @visualchemist
    10 years, 6 months ago

    I inherited a ton of rubber based ink from a previous owner that had sold me one of my presses. Eventually, when my supplies start running low, I was thinking of making the switch to vegetable based inks. I like my rubber based collection, but if I can make the small effort to help the environment, why not?In my research, I found that Sun Chemicals sells Kohl & Madden LIBERTY Vegetable based ink, but it is an offset ink and they didn’t sound like they were interested in selling to me in small amounts.Does anyone care to share their sources for true vegetable based ink (this is different from soy-based, correct?) or atleast point me in the right direction so I can experiment and see if it’s worth it? I’d post this question to briarpress, but I’m not really interested in some of the negative feedback I’ve been noticing towards folks trying to save the planet.Any feedback or info will help.Thanks,Catvisualchemist


    Kathryn Hunter
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    @kathrynhunter
    10 years, 5 months ago

    Hey Cat,Kseniya posted something about inks (really good info) at http://ladiesofletterpress.ning.com/profiles/blogs/on-soy-inks. I had a client a couple of years ago that really wanted all soy inks, green paper etc. and through my research i could not find a total soy ink. Gans makes one that has soy in it but also has synthetic rubber as well. I ordered some white, it was fine but was much looser than I was used to so I had to often add magnesium to it to stiffen it up. It was called Gans Rubber base XX. I remember having to call them instead of finding too much on the website. http://gansink.com/ On their website now they say they have another offset soy based ink, but not sure about it.best,kathryn

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