For a change, I used water soluble ink - Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink. It was so easy to clean up - just water and detergent. The downside was that I accidentally stained my press blanket. I suspect that I overdampened the paper and during printing the ink mixed with the surplus moisture and leaked through onto the blanket. I immediately washed the blanket in wool-wash but I was unable to use friction to remove the stain as I was wary of any rubbing action which might have caused the wool blanket to start felting.
So now my blanket is permanently stained. I guess its not really that bad considering I've used the same blanket without mishap for the past 2 years. It sort of looks like a tatoo, a 'right-of-passage' perhaps?
|One my prints - note how the ink has run, |
creating some nice effects but staining my press blanket!
|One of the prints used for a book cover|