By running water over the 220gsm incisioni paper and blotting it off on newsprint we gain a paper that will easily absorb the ink, under pressure in the yellowXpress, and produce a fine print. I find each engraving is capable of between 10 and 20 prints before the burred edge flattens out and will not hold the ink well enough for a good print.
Married to Allison for 45 years, 3 sons, David, Russell and Paul. I have been primary school teaching in New Zealand for 32 years and for the last 11 years have been developing a Book Art Studio, Library, Art Gallery and substantial warehouse of printmaking equipment and materials. We have a Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding Museum that is a working collection. I have invented an A4 relief printing press and an A3 hydraulic printing press that I manufacture and sell throughout New Zealand with sales into 5 countries overseas. Allison and I have written, illustrated, set, printed, bound and published over 100 titles of artist books.