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Old 03-26-2017, 01:13 AM
Coakes Coakes is offline
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Linocut advice?

I'm just finishing several large linoleum blocks that are 24" by 36" so they're fairly large. I have no problem inking the plates themselves. However when I go to print I find myself fighting a losing battle with my paper.
I'm using a roll of Rives BFK paper to print and it doesn't stay very flat. Should I spray and hang it, and let the paper flatten itself out first? Or run it through the press a few times?
And when I'm printing do you have any advice as to how to make sure that my registration stays in place for a piece that large?
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:25 AM
contumacious contumacious is offline
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Re: Linocut advice?

Try backrolling your paper to get rid of the curl. It does take several days to work. I backroll the entire roll when I first get it, testing every 2 or 3 days until it lays flat on its own, then I immediately cut it into sheets for storage. They come out of the drawer perfectly flat from that point on.

There are many ways to get precise paper to plate alignment. Alignment pins and some kind of a system that holds your block precisely oriented with the pins is probably the most accurate I have seen.

Here is one solution:

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Old 03-27-2017, 12:24 AM
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Re: Linocut advice?

Thank you! this helps immensely!
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:18 PM
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Re: Linocut advice?

Ternes Burton registration pins are widely used
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