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gerry Larkin

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Re: printers inks
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016, 05:33:19 PM »
I'm surprised that printers inks ever dry on a figure as they are manufactured to oxidise on contact with paper. I guess you must have to blend them in with a varnish? I was a litho printer for way too many years, metallic inks used to be a pig to print without a solid colour behind them!

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Hi Rich
you mix the Inks with gold size or the carrier you get at the bottom of Humbrol metallic paints, thin with turps or white spirit  But you need to mix them with a carrier, gold size being my favourite  but they also Mix/blend superbly with oils and apparently  enamels! but they stick and dry OK and are pretty grainless in  appearance. But my personal favourite at the moment is either Vallejo game colour or model air Acrylics both superb paints and worth a try (But  on round figures  only for me). :)

Mike G

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Re: printers inks
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2016, 03:48:38 PM »
I took the plunge. I'll let you guys know if it works on flats
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Rich Sculpts

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Re: printers inks
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2016, 03:29:18 PM »
I'm surprised that printers inks ever dry on a figure as they are manufactured to oxidise on contact with paper. I guess you must have to blend them in with a varnish? I was a litho printer for way too many years, metallic inks used to be a pig to print without a solid colour behind them!

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gerry Larkin

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Re: printers inks
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2016, 01:45:43 PM »
Not the same Jan :) Printers ink is a lot thicker  and has to be thinned with goldsize etc, Ill admit pilot pens are cheaper, but not the same, Ive had my inks many years and are still OK to use.And like i said i only use them on round figures ;)

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Re: printers inks
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2016, 05:23:05 AM »
it´s much easier to buy gold or silver marker pens by Pilot. Preferably those with broad tips. Pump them agains a aluminium folie and you got your ... printers ink!
Jan

Mike G

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Re: printers inks
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2016, 04:43:25 PM »
Perfect thanks! I want to use them for some of the tiny metallic details.
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gerry Larkin

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Re: printers inks
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 03:17:05 PM »
Try  www.elgrecominiatures.co.uk  they do gold silver bronze etc
i use them on round figures but  never on flats.  Just oils and a bit of practice

Mike G

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printers inks
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2016, 02:02:12 PM »
Does anyone know how or where to buy gold and silver printers inks? Mike Taylor recommended them in his book, but I've never been able to find them. Thanks!
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