Introducing the following New Technologies and Products for Printmakers:
‘Century Plates’--Erasable and reusable Aluminum Lithography Plates;
Stochastic Screens; Reusable Films for Lithography and Intaglio printmaking;
‘D & S Bio-Solut’ and ‘Bio-Laq’; Bio-based and bio-degradable materials for processing Lithography Stones and Ball-grained Plates;
‘D & S Posi-Coat’; Bio-based photo coating for sensitizing Lithography Stones and Plates and for Intaglio Photo-Resist applications (Copper, Zinc, Aluminum).
Our manufacturing partners for the D & S Bio-products are Process-Solutions.com.
Our distribution partners for the D & S Bio-products to the Graphic Arts markets are:
Graphic Chemical and Ink Co.
Renaissance Graphic Arts
‘D & S Century Plates’, ‘D & S Stochastic Screens’, and ‘D & S Posi-Coat’ are available directly from CSPogue Graphics. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNOUNCING A NEW SOURCE FOR BALL GRAINED PLATES
In keeping with our goal of promoting fine art printmaking, we alert you to PACKARD METAL PRODUCTS
CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE: https://packardmetalproducts.com/
Highest quality deep etch ball grained litho plates that are pressure washer clean (no counter etching necessary prior to drawing).
P.M.P. can grain any size up to 60” x 96”...Standard printmakers’ sizes and costs are as follows:
18 x 251⁄2 x.012” @$10.00ea. 30 x 40 x.015” @$29.00ea.
Standard size is 251⁄2 X 36 X.012” @$19.00ea. with hundreds in stock ready to ship. See below for volume discounts of this standard size plate:
2-99 plates @ $19.00 each; wrapped in paper envelopes of (up to) 26 plates;
100-199 plates @ $17.00 each; same wrapping as above; (11% discount);
200-up plates @ $15.00 each; same wrapping as above; (21% discount).
In 2009 retired printing plate engineer Skip Klepacki began collaboration with artist-printmaker-professor Dwight Pogue with the goal of promoting fine art printmaking using healthier petroleum-free, sustainable, bio-based and biodegradable materials. After much research and testing they developed a system of products that met their criteria for the highest possible print quality, improved health and safety in the studio, and environmental sustainability without increasing per-use costs. In addition to identifying appropriate household materials that ‘get the job done’, they offer the ‘D & S’ system of bio-based products at or near cost in order to bring these healthier and more sustainable technologies to printmakers everywhere.
Printmaking Revolution, by Dwight Pogue
Buy your book using the links below:|
Barnes and Noble
Graphic Chemical and Ink Co.
Renaissance Graphic Arts
A REVOLUTIONARY NEW BOOK FOR PRINTMAKING STUDENTS
Printmaking Revolution, by Dwight Pogue, is a studio textbook written specifically for college and university printmaking students to enable them to fully embrace the latest, sustainable, petroleum-free and biodegradable materials that comply with EPA and OSHA requirements without sacrificing the most subtle qualities of fine art prints. These materials perform as well or better than the hazardous materials they replace, and actually cost less in the studio because expensive hazardous material shipping charges and costly disposal fees are eliminated. Printmaking Revolution also introduces revolutionary and as yet unpublished techniques for lithography, intaglio and screenprinting, so that the student printmaker can easily and safely produce more technically professional prints. Several noted master printers have generously contributed their personal techniques. Numerous photographs accompany easy-to-follow steps for safely combining digital technology with traditional printmaking, introducing new and exciting advancements for students and professionals alike.
NEW! USE SOYBEAN OIL TO REMOVE INK FROM STONES OR PLATES AFTER PRINTING
Normally FPC plate cleaner is used to remove ink for storing or reprinting the plate. However, the image may be talced, tannic etched and buffed tight then after five minutes washed out with soybean oil.
SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON LITHOPROCESSING
Lithography on stone: bio friendly vs petro-nasty. A side-by-side comparison of traditional petroleum based processing materials versus the new biodegradable processing materials. Hand drawn image on lithography stone is processed on one side with traditional chemistry and the other side with safer biodegradable chemistry. Works equally well on ball grained lithography plates.
2016 SGCI PORTLAND DEMO PREVIEW
2016 SGCI Portland Demo Preview—Green Technologies and Tips for High-Quality Petroleum-Free Lithography and Intaglio.
--Low-cost DIY etching set-ups for copper, aluminum, zinc, and steel plates using rechargeable batteries andsafe electrolytes.
--New ‘Precision Roller Bar’ retrofit system for direct litho presses enables printing of intaglio and lithographswithout changeover.
--Multiple-use aluminum ‘Century Plates’ enable many colors/editions using one plate processed with bio-friendly materials.
--‘Add-A-Tad’ high-definition photo coating for adding digital images onto intaglio and litho plates and stones.
-- Gum Deletion Drawing techniques for printing lithographs.
LITHOGRAPHY HAND DRAWN FOUR COLOR SEPARATION
Renowned artist-illustrator Barry Moser draws on a Century Plate to produce a four color separation lithograph in collaboration with author and artist-printmaker Dwight Pogue, and emerging artist-printmakers Lauren Bennett, Kate Conlon, and Andrew Maurer. This is a simple method of making full color lithographs using all hand drawing and no photo processes.
PRINTING QUALITY LITHOGRAPHS USING AN ETCHING PRESS
A system for printing quality lithographs on an etching press. The use of an offset printing blanket and thin uhmw plastic sheets provides wider latitude for setting pressure on etching presses than when using felt blankets. The use of register pins permits precise registration for multiple plate printing.
NOTE: DEVELOPER powder IS THE SAME for both D & S Posi-Coat and Pogue & Zunino Posi-Blue lithography plates! It works for both! You may order from either of our two fine art printmaking supply dealers:
For Graphic Chemical: https://www.graphicchemical.com/Default.asp. Item Number is 30163.
For Renaissance: http://www.printmaking-materials.com/products/default.aspx. Item Number is 2323.
Plike paper: http://www.paper-papers.com/plike.html
UHMW Film: http://www.mcmaster.com/#uhmw-polyethylene-film/=qw4gx5. We used 24” wide x 36” (3 feet) long in 0.020” thickness.
Polycarbonate (Lexan) sheets: http://www.mcmaster.com/#polycarbonate-sheets/=qw4iss. We used 24” x 36” x 1/16” thick. It’s also available in other standard sizes and thicknesses.
If used offset blankets are not available, brand new 4-Ply Compressible Offset Blankets can be purchased at any size for $0.13-0.15 per square inch plus shipping from http://jaycoinc.com. Specify “Premium Blue Straight Cut”. Orders are usually shipped within 3-4 days. An excellent source for many other supplies and equipment for the printer.
4-COLOR SEPARATION LITHOGRAPH USING ONE CENTURY PLATE
(one new two sided sponge can be used to grain about 20 plates)!
Dwight has discovered after working with many Century Plates this year that for photo coating, they may be grained using only BarKeepers Friend, water and a 3M Fine sanding sponge! No more BonAmi, no more carborundum grits (except for graining the very first time when the plate is new.) Watch this new video to see how it's done!
ERASABLE AND REUSABLE CENTURY PLATES FOR PENNIES PER USE
For lithography, intaglio and monotype use: