Brand new inks from Graphic Chemical and Ink (their own block & letterpress ink)
Photopolymer plates from Boxcar Press
Impression is somewhat deep
The issue is that if I put enough ink on the press to ink in one pass the type is ragged. What I’m having to do is shift to trip, ink the plate, shift back to print, and print.
Generally, this gives me a good print although some at the very start were stunningly sharp.
Thoughts on this?
Do any of the rest of you need to double ink the plates?
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An ink question.
How thick / hard is your ink?
I have some magnesium carbonate that I could use to stiffen it.