I am having problems getting the correct inking coverage as well as impression for what I’m trying to print. I apologize if you’ve read about this on the letpress listserv or briarpress….I suppose I should’ve posted here all along.
I have a Universal III, and I am printing on 220lb Crane’s Lettra Duplex paper. If all I use is a mylar top sheet, then the print comes out fairly crisp. If you look at the photos, it’s the text on the right that is the problem. My rollers are set to 1/8″ right now. I (my client) want(s) a deeper impression, so I add some packing, and when I do that the text gets muddy. Can anyone lend any expertise here? I’m at my wit’s end! This is such a huge project, it will be 3-colors and the registration is tight around the hat.
I’m also wondering–is my plate set up incorrectly in that I should run the text separate from the art?