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Subject: Removing ink from zinc drypoint plate

Removing ink from zinc drypoint plate

From: Rabbi Benjamin Cohen <torah>
Date: Monday, February 26, 2007
Bill Low <wlow [at] bates__edu> writes

>I am seeking help/suggestions for removing dried ink from zinc
>printing (drypoint) plates. Plates are small. They have been soaked
>in mineral spirits with no effect. I have not tried long-term
>soaking in turpentine or other, weaker solution.

Press wash, used by printers, should remove the ink. Let the plate
soak if the ink is really stuck. If that does not work call a
commercial printing ink supplier they will have something that would

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:43
                  Distributed: Tuesday, March 6, 2007
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Received on Monday, 26 February, 2007

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