Don’t know if I’ll make Hanuman’s holiday cut off, but we’ll try.
Have a wonderful vacation! Happy New Year!
I’m willing to give and inkjet original a try. I’m optimistic…
maybe hopeful is a better word. Just saves me a run to Kinko’s to use
their copier… which also deteriorates the image quality a little.
They also offered to print it on a laser printer (for better quality),
which may be a better option. I just hoped somebody had tried or
encountered this - to save me from wasting a screen if it doesn’t
I already have the press… using it for the first time since I
bought it a few years ago. The resist that comes with it is all thick
and gooey, but I have asphaltum which is in good shape. I’m really
having a tough time with the application of the resist. Probably a
common mistake for beginners, I started with way too much. Cleaned off
the screens (2) and metal sheets and started all over. Still not what
I had hoped for, but I think I know what I need to do. The
instructions say to squeegee the resist down the screen, then back
again, which is what I have been doing. Mary Ann Scherr’s discussion
of it in Metals Technic says one pass is usually sufficient. I’ve
already cleaned the screens again and will clean the metal again to
give it another shot. I have seen areas that worked effectively
enough to give me hope.
I should also acknowledge that Karen Christians has strongly
encouraged me to skip all this mess and use the toner transfer method,
but I already invested in this equipment and in my stubbornness,
insist on using it.
I’ll give the inkjet printout a try to expose one of the screens, and
report back “for the record.”
All the best,
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)