1. Use razor to create cross-hatching on plate
  2. Alcohol (+floorwax) + copy toner makes interesting patterns with ink.
  3. Spit creates tooth in glossy transparency.
  4. Offset tint base for lithography adds density to ink
  5. Miracle Gel vs. Easy Wipe...
  6. Dan Welden doesn't use etching ink to roll - litho ink is stickier and more dense.
  7. Use bristle brush to add texture to the ink.
  8. Allow prints to dry before adding 2nd drop to avoid ink from mixing (if that is desired).
  9. Plate storage: Coat with sewing machine oil and store in ziplock or plastic bag.
  10. Whatever ink color touches plate first tends to stay fastest.
  11. Judging transparencies:
  12. Rick Dula adds 50% transparency base to give more tonal latitude.
  13. Composition: Darker outlines of forms bring them forward - lighter outlines cause figure to receed. Holes in form that are dark cause that area to receed.
  14. Gradient tones give spacial cues based on relationships to other forms.
  15. Greeks would add colored wax to statues to give "Polychromatic Grandeur".
  16. When testing, test with same size of plate as you wish to print if results on smaller plate test are inconsistent with larger plates. Theory is that under a vacuum frame, surface area of the plate affects exposure time.
  17. Aesthetics: The 3 Cs: Craftsmanship (technical), Content (elements), and Composition (organization of forms),
  18. Hans Hoffman: Theorist on Physical Relationships of Form
  19. Johannes Itten and Kenneth Knowland: Theorists on Color Space.