Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Waterless lithography is still a pretty experimental process to me but I think it goes like this: 1. Using a water soluble drawing tool create a design on a piece of aluminum. 2. Heat set the drawing 3. Thin down some silicone caulk with paint thinner and cover the aluminum with a thin coat of it. 4. Wait for it to cure completely. 5. Under running water, rinse away the drawing along with the layer of silicone over it. 6. Brayer-rolled ink will theoretically stick to the exposed plate but not the silicone. 7. Print.

Tomorrow I'll cover this plate with silicone and then maybe print it the next day. Honestly, I'm not very optimistic about it working properly but I've got to try it out for myself.

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