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  1. Kathleen Tremel

    I have a question about the ratios linseed oil to ink. I've noticed that the ratios vary. Kristina Bogdanov uses a three part oil to 2 part stain ratio, but you say that you use the reverse 2 parts oil to 3 parts stain. Did I understand you correctly. Another person uses 1:2 ratio.I am thinking that stiffness and saturation might make a difference. Have you experimented with this ratio or with adding flux? Thanks

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  2. Elisa Gauthreaux

    Hi, I am new to the pronto plate process. When you said, "toner" and "use a laser printer" is for laster printers"
    I always thought that toner is with ink jet printers. So I am a little confused. Please let me know what you mean and thank you in advance. Any help to avoid heartache is much appreciated 🙂

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  3. vaudyP

    Great demo. Im wondering if the plates can be pre inked up and left to dry completely for use at a later date? If smudge free storage can be achieved that is. I have limited space and it would be good to clear away the inking gear entirely to free the space for days of rolling clay. Im also wondering if hairspray or fixative would be useful either on the plates before use or in preserving the image on clay through until firing. Esp as i must bicycle my pieces to a public kiln service and smudging and breakage are inevitable. Thanks.

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  4. Willie C

    Allison.  Perhaps adding Gerstley Borate to the Mason stain cocktail would help fix the color to the pot better,  as GB is a flux and the stain may need some help with this, {Perhaps using the same amt of GB as stain)

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  5. Allison Roohi

    Hi again! Right. So I've fired some test tiles, but the images are smudgy. Too much oil? Not sure how to sort this. How could there still be oil after a low fire? 🙁 PS. I didn't fire them myself.

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  6. Anastassia Manzon

    Thank you for a demo. I am new to ceramics and wanted to learn how printmaking processes could be used. As a printmaker, I would like to give you one little tip, if I may. I noticed that you dried the plate on the first inking up. Lithography works by water repelling the ink so that it only adheres to the toner, so instead of drying the plate and then sponging off the excess ink, leave the plate wet when you are inking up and there should not be much residue left to clean up, as evident when you are inking up the second time. Also, for lithography, a very stiff ink is usually used and rolled up thinly until you hear "a hiss but not a slurp". Perhaps, this may make your process even simpler?

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  7. lmoneal7

    how do you do the 3 parts to 2 parts? Do you weigh it or is it just tea spoons? (3 rounded tea spoons of mason stain to 2 tea spoons of oil?

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  8. Allison Roohi

    Argh. Been struggling using paper! Ordered some black and brown mason stains and will start again using the plates! Blick takes AGES to deliver! But the cost is reasonable. Thanks so much for this video!

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  9. Rebecca Chambers

    Thank you so much for your video…I must say it is the most informative video/information that I have ever found. Love the Pronto Plate…I just ordered it from BLICK, not sold in Canada…boo hoo! The filming of your video is also well done. You show what you are doing so we can actually see the consistency of your ink and the image you are printing. By the way, love your personality, smart, funny and to the point. Thank you so very much.

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  10. Jane Boswell

    You are an engaging, well-organized, and enthusiastic teacher – BRAVA for you AND for this super video! Where do I send my dollar?

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