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Here is one.
I’ve had a lot of use with the press and very much enjoy it. I hope u don’t mind me asking a quick question? Whenever I use any other colour other than black to print my Lino I get a strange texture on certain areas. I’ve tried different papers and Lino’s. It’s baffling me. Pic below. The ink is the calico safe wash. Sorry to bother you but any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
Are you using the soft cut lino? It looks as though the plate is moving when you are printing it. Softcut lino squashes and becomes a different shape when you put pressure onto it. With less dense colours you will see the shift.If I am right and you want to stop this from happening, then you just cover the entire back of the plate with superglue and stick it down to wood or plastic, this will ensure it will not change shape when printing it.
(The customer answered and said yes he washing soft cut and he took my suggestions and he got the results he wanted)