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Impressions from antique intaglio


#1

I have gone crazy trying all kind of waxes, glue gun faux sealing
wax, traditional sealing wax for a very large and very fine Georgian
intaglio, one of the finest I have seen and could not get decent
impressions. I wanted at least a couple of good ones with repeatable
results if necessary to mold a good one. I finally tried parafin and
was pleased with the ease of the impressions. I have some faux wax
glue gun type that I have not tried yet, but will, but wanted to
pass along the parafin tip. With a smaller intaglio I don’t think it
would have been as difficult. Jay


#2

Jay, Try RTV (room temperature vulcanizing material) or Delfy clay,
which is designed precisely for waht you’re doing.

Wayne Emery


#3

Dear Jay, GRS markets a product called “Easy-cast Plastic”. It is
what engravers use to make records of their work. I think it may be
what you’re looking for.

Good luck,
Ken Weston