Tom, testing

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Explorations of water-based inks

We’re sitting at our desks and can hear Tom clang around in the darkroom making a ruckus (making screens). An hour or so later he pops up to the co-working space and shares a few swatches of fabric that look like prayer flags.

He’s experimenting with water-based inks. (We’ve traditionally used plastisol inks which have their benefits, but are caustic in general.) He’s got an idea for his next book, so what he learns here helps every facet of printmaking.

What I failed to mention: It’s always delightful to see what Tom makes, even when he’s just testing.