Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My order of Gamblin Relief Inks are here!

Well the Postman came by yesterday and dropped off my Gamblin Relief Inks in a big box. Strange that they pack them in glass jars instead of metal tins.... must be because they are using vegetable oil rather than the other nasty stuff.

Any way I printed up two old blocks and one new one to see how the ink works. I used less than the water based Speedball inks and the coverage was fantastic. No fill-in on the fine lines and a very nice black.

Here are the AP sample proofs.
Polikarpov I-16 - Woodblock print - 18 x 10 inches

Sopwith Camel - Woodblock print - 18 x 10 inches

"The John Wilkes" - Woodblock - 22 x 9.5 inches