Monday, August 28, 2006

Takach Technical Information

Hi, I'm the guy at Takach who will attempt to answer technical or process related print questions. My name is Aaron and a brief summary of my credentials is; BFA Printmaking Tyler School of Art, Certified Professional Printer Tamarind Institute, MFA candidate University of New Mexico. Additionally, I have worked in a non-toxic printshop and have taught various workshops and classes. So, I'll attempt to answer any questions you may have... .but this field is wide enough that I may not have the solution. However, someone else on the blog may, this should be a good place to get some of those print-mysteries solved! Aaron Bass

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Printmaking: How to clean Takach Press Rollers and Brayers

Cleanup of Rollers and Brayers

Takach Press rollers are made of natural rubber with some plasticies to help hold the durometer. However we always suggest using a quality roller wash such as Varn 133 for final cleanup. The roller wash will remove any oily residue that may be left from whatever type of cleaner that may have been used. You can also use water and dishwashing soap for clean up. Dishwashing soap is good at breaking up oily surfaces.

To protect your roller long term.

Limit the use and time exposed to petroleum based products. Also keep the roller covered when not in use to protect it from any U.V. light source such as fluorescent lights and sun light.

Do you have more questions?

If you or anyone else has a question about rollers feel free to leave a comment here and Takach Press Corp will reply. Or call 1-800-248-3460 and ask for Joe Pool. Thanks for any Comments.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

ImagOn Photopolymer Film for Coper Plate Printmaking

ImagOnWould you like to know more about photopolymer films? I am available to research your printmaking related questions. Takach Press offers ImagOn Photopolymer film and photo sensetive related supplies. You can contact Takach press at 1-800-248-3460 for more information about the Printmaking supplies they offer.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Printmaking Studio Fire

A fire leveled the building that was home to this Takach tabletop etching press. The only thing left standing was the press workbench and all. The owner called Takach Press and asked that it be repaired. The Press was shipped to Albuquerque where it was completely overhauled. The picture is a before and after picture. Amazingly the before shot is on the left. The fire that leveled the building did little damage to the press. All press parts are the same on the right hand side except the brass tags one with the Takach logo and one with the serial number and date were the only things replaced.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Call for Entries: Prints Pulled From Takach Presses

ONLINE PRINT GALLERY: "The Takach Press Gallery has announced a call for entries for its online gallery. The gallery features prints pulled from Takach Presses. Printmakers and artists who use Takach Press printing presses are encouraged to share their original prints or mixed media pieces. This is an opportunity to share your etching and lithography. Share your printmaking techniques in the online the community! Details and a entry form.