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  • CHARLEY HARDEN replied to the topic Ink in the forum Supplies and Sources 4 years, 2 months ago

    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 best of both worlds, stays open on the press like a rubberbase but dries like an oilbase (on typical…[Read more]

  • CHARLEY HARDEN replied to the topic Ink in the forum Supplies and Sources 4 years, 2 months ago

    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 available in offset but we could probably modify it to make it more letterpress user friendly if we have to.Thank you, Charley

  • CHARLEY HARDEN replied to the topic Ink in the forum Supplies and Sources 4 years, 2 months ago

    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 nowadays are vegetable based; true petroleum oil base inks are far less common. Hope this helps! Thank you,  Charley 

  • CHARLEY HARDEN replied to the topic Ink in the forum Supplies and Sources 4 years, 2 months ago

    Hey Katie, We can help you out with any ink needs you might have. We are a full service ink company offering true letterpress inks in tubes, tins or cans. We’ve been inkmen for over 20 years, we can formulate for specific needs and do custom PMS blends on a daily basis. Please email or call us and check out our website.  http://www.southern-ink.com[Read more]

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