Lately I have been getting questions from people offline about some of the material I use so I thought I would put them here all together on one page.
When I make a print, I use a sheet of newsprint and a smooth marker paper in between the paper I am printing on and the blankets to get smooth tones. So it’s the plate, Somerset Satin as the paper I am printing on then newsprint, then the marker paper and finally the cushions. I use https://www.amazon.com/Borden-Riley-Novel-Newsprint-Paper/dp/B01M3UFJ88/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=borden+and+riley+newsprint&qid=1568834603&s=gateway&sr=8-4 for newsprint and https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0015UUX60/?coliid=I1I7P14T4ZLM3I&colid=UF32RCMMEHYG&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it for the marker paper.
For ink that comes in caulking tubes, I uses these to reseal them: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MSGTY7B/?coliid=I2LXOK523LCCL&colid=1U4MMYKQVL51Y&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it and for inserting can inks into a caulking tube I uses these empty ones: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SALE-12-pack-Empty-Fillable-Caulking-Tube-Cartridge-Made-in-USA-Brand-New/253269743635?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
For filing the edges I use the blue one in this set: https://www.amazon.com/DMT-W7EFC-Diamond-Whetstone-Stone/dp/B00004WFTB/ref=sr_1_84?crid=E41VGFSV7XZL&keywords=diamond%2Bfiles%2Bfor%2Bsharpening&qid=1568834935&s=gateway&sprefix=diamond%2Bfiles%2Caps%2C127&sr=8-84&th=1
Here is some info on paper soaking times and ink choices from David Morrishs’ book Copperplate Demystified.