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Re: Etching hot plates

There are a million was to heat a plate...but how hot?  Are you warming the
ink on the plate at 150 just before printing or are you melting asphaltum
at 550. How big are you plates.  Copper, cardboard. plastic?

Any number of things could work..just new a few details


      Michael Morin
Celtic Press-Buffalo NY

At 04:41 PM 2/26/98 +0200, you wrote:
>Dear Book Arts People
>Like a fool, a couple of years ago, I sold my etching hot plate to the
>first bidder, thinking that I was finished with the medium and would now
>convert to a drypointer.  This was not to happen.  I am too utterly seduced
>by the magic of acid and want to return to the medium in full force.  I
>cannot locate a hot plate for grounding etching plates anywhere and would
>like to know if there is any way in which I can improvise with a regular
>food heater.  To add to matters, I live a million miles away from anything
>vaguely resembling a competent etching supplies house, so improvisation
>tactics are all I can deal with right now.
>Hope you know of some,

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