Some Notes and Supplies That I Use / by greg brophy

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.

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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 for newsprint and for the marker paper.


For filing the edges I use the blue one in this set:

Here is some info on paper soaking times and ink choices from David Morrishs’ book Copperplate Demystified.

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