Printing Damp, One Way & Another
We were recently introduced to the site and blog of poet/artist/handpress printer Alan Loney (our very late arrival being yet more proof that we're never up on things). He has recently become interested in gathering details on the various techniques printers use for printing damp. Someone tipped him to the description we posted while printing Oddballs last summer. As contributor Sebastian Carter writes in his entry, "There is no comparison with dry paper from the point of view of quality of impression." He also touches on some of the technical challenges posed by things like wood engravings and large areas of black. These accounts, plus Loney's own adventures in printing and publishing, make for interesting ready.
Loney's blog also includes a brief mention of a new book of his poems published by Ninja Press, titled The Sirens.