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The adventure of getting a good impression 
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Hello everyone, I want to share my experience (sad so far ...) with block printing the Japanese way. I do not want to bore them and I will go straight to the point.
This is my project for Japanese woodblock:

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This is my key block:

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Here is an impression with oil ink just to "see" what is engraved.

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These are my test prints.

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As you will see, of all, there is no good achieved. They were either "dry" or saturated. There are some that were printed on dry paper just like test print, but watching David's videos, even the tests he does on a paper he calls copy paper, are excellent!

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Points to consider
I have never printed on washi paper, in my country it is not found and I must order it abroad. The papers I used may not be the best or most indicated, although I consulted an alternative and was told that the Canson Classic Cream paper worked well, (in the photo of the print tests is the paper cream tone, Which were some "dry", perhaps lacking moisture)
Questions:
Do you know paper alternatives that work well for this type of printing? And that they have a suitable grammage? (This while I hope to buy the washi paper)
Do you know alternatives to sumi ink? Can I take any Chinese ink?

I understand that my work may not be useful for this technique, because I use thick black lines, but it is possible to print technically well this type of drawing?
Thanks for your comments. Greetings.


Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:53 pm
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Post Re: The adventure of getting a good impression, the photos!
juanpablo wrote:
Hello everyone, I want to share my experience (sad so far ...) with block printing the Japanese way. I do not want to bore them and I will go straight to the point.
This is my project for Japanese woodblock:

Image

This is my key block:

Image

Here is an impression with oil ink just to "see" what is engraved.

Image

These are my test prints.

Image

As you will see, of all, there is no good achieved. They were either "dry" or saturated. There are some that were printed on dry paper just like test print, but watching David's videos, even the tests he does on a paper he calls copy paper, are excellent!

IMG]http://i67.tinypic.com/64m9tk.jpg[/IMG]
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"the best"

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Points to consider
I have never printed on washi paper, in my country it is not found and I must order it abroad. The papers I used may not be the best or most indicated, although I consulted an alternative and was told that the Canson Classic Cream paper worked well, (in the photo of the print tests is the paper cream tone, Which were some "dry", perhaps lacking moisture)
Questions:
Do you know paper alternatives that work well for this type of printing? And that they have a suitable grammage? (This while I hope to buy the washi paper)
Do you know alternatives to sumi ink? Can I take any Chinese ink?

I understand that my work may not be useful for this technique, because I use thick black lines, but it is possible to print technically well this type of drawing?
Thanks for your comments. Greetings.


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