Printeresting Is the New Black
Believe it or not, today marks the fourth anniversary of “the thinking person’s favorite online resource for interesting printmaking miscellany”! Hooray!
To celebrate, we decided to get inky and our friends at Gamblin Artists Colors were happy to join us. Printeresting and Gamblin have collaborated on a limited edition ink! We’re longtime fans of Gamblin’s Portland Black intaglio inks but we knew that Printeresting Black had to be something new and unique. After all, every printer knows that black is never just black. (In honor of our new release Gamblin’s latest newsletter will explain just that. Don’t miss it, click here and just type “INK” in the comment box.)
After numerous tests and experiments, late nights at our color mixing stations, various samples shipped all over the country, and multiple conference calls, we arrived at Printeresting Black. Of course, we can’t share our secret recipe, but we can tell you that it’s a rich, dark intaglio black with a blue-ish hue. Your plate tone will evoke the cool light of a computer monitor. It’s Printeresting Black!
But that’s enough fanfare. Let’s get to the real question at hand: you want to know how to get a can, right? Well, we’re giving them away for free!
In fact, twenty cans are already en route to a few special pre-selected shops around the country (check your mailbox). As for the rest of our supply, if you think your printshop should have a can of Printeresting Black, send a convincing email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll decide who makes the strongest case, and then ship one pound cans to over twenty more shops. All we require in return is that recipients send us photos of prints and printing using Printeresting Black. Remember, we aren’t giving them away to individuals, just to shops. We should also mention that our international shipping budget is limited, so by necessity most of the ink will stay stateside. We’ll wait until next week before making any decisions, so you have a few days to figure out how to make a compelling case.
A huge thanks to the good people at Gamblin Artists Colors in Portland! You helped three print nerds realize a dream.
And just in case you missed our trailer…