It is such a Zen process, compared to screen print where one needs to print quickly so the ink doesn’t dry in the screen, this is oil based so one can take one’s time setting up the litho press getting registration correct. That combination of wetting the plate with just the right amount of water and then inking with three or four forward and backward rolls of the roller has a meditative quality.

(I need to remember for future printing! – paper around the edges to keep the printing paper clean and then rolling the press forward until it clicks to pick up ink and then back to print all the way until it clicks again.When cleaning up with white spirit do the press roller and roller for inking and then when cleaning the plate apply more water first then spirit then wash with water and coat with gum Arabic to protect.)

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