Today's postings

  1. [Baren 40458] Re: Quandry Over Editions ("Terry Peart")
  2. [Baren 40459] magnifiers and back saver (Linda Beeman)
  3. [Baren 40460] Transparent Base Question (Viza Arlington)
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Message 1
From: "Terry Peart"
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 19:54:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40458] Re: Quandry Over Editions
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I'm with you Ellen, I'm never sure how many to print. If I'm doing it for an exchange I start out with the required number (31) and then add a bunch for mistakes and set about making my prints. My question is: if you start out printing 40 sheets of good paper (not counting the test sheets) how many is your edition if you end up tossing-out a few because of mistakes? Is it 40 and you only count up to 38/40 or is it 38 of 38. I always thinks it looks weird to have an edition of 38 or 37, so I end up going with the 40 although I've destroyed a few of them.
West Seattle
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Message 2
From: Linda Beeman
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 20:40:38 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40459] magnifiers and back saver
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I also use magnifiers - I use reading glasses +3.50 on top of my bifocals. They are the strongest I've found. If I could fine stronger without using a visor magnifer, which can get heavy, I'd buy them.

And I use a back saver. Grahams' hori dai design is perfect for me. Didn't take any special skills to make - just a husband! Seriously, wood, a piano hinge, screwdriver and drill. The holes and dowels make it so easy to move the block around so I can cut properly. My back hasn't hurt since I (husband) made it.

Linda Beeman
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Message 3
From: Viza Arlington
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 20:47:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40460] Transparent Base Question
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hello printmakers,
i have some daniel smith transparent base that i want to add some mica
powder to but it is really tacky and doesn't roll up so i was wondering if i
could add a couple of drops of linseed oil or maybe burnt plate oil to it?
any suggestions? i would rather use something from my studio or the hardware
store i don't want to wait for shipping.