a friend from flickr,
recently posted his “fifteen second print” video
(..if it were only that quick and easy!)
He’s a member of the
Make sure to check out that unusual
sheepskin press blanket that
“Spread ink onto the plate with a piece of card,
getting it into all the grooves and lines; wipe the excess off with
a bundle of scrim, being careful not to take off so
much that you remove all the tone from the surface;
put the plate on the press and place a piece of
damp paper on top of it;
lay sheepskin blankets on top of that; and run it through the press.
It actually takes closer to fifteen minutes,
but you wouldn’t want to watch that video.
Because I’ve been doing so much screen-printing,
it’s been a few years since I’ve printed an etching
(and a little longer since the last time that I actually made an etching plate),
and today I discovered that there’s a lot
of stuff to forget, and that I’ve forgotten most of it.
It’ll come back to me, I’m sure…”