Round two of the Great Buckram Screen Printing Experiment is a wash. The ink is just not working its way into the weave of the cloth. With the help of Jane Sampson at Ink Spot Press, I tried using a thick oil based ink in hopes that it would yield a better result than the water based ink from last week’s Buckram Fail. But, as you can see, there are still issues to be resolved. Fail, fail, fail.
I am planning to use this cloth for the covers and boxes for the new book, so I really want to make this work. I’ve got two yards (meters, I mean, two meters.) (But really, who cares, it is basically the same unless you are a rocket scientist, right?) of buckram on their way to me, so there is plenty of fodder for more experiments. Next attempt: a courser screen. Since I am not a screen printer, I will be seeking plenty of expert advice. But not for a little while. The plates for the book have arrived, and so it’s back to letterpress next week (whew!) and in a big way.