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    Blog — March 2021

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    Using a Mylar Mask to Reduce Chatter in a Linocut

    Using a Mylar Mask to Reduce Chatter in a Linocut
    One of the problems to overcome when printing a linocut is ink being picked up by the carved away areas of the block. These lines print onto the paper causing 'chatter' or 'noise'. Sometimes chatter on a print can add character or interest to a piece but other times it can just get in the way. This method uses Ternes Burton Pins and Tabs and a piece of Mylar to mask the areas causing chatter. (scroll to the bottom of the page for a video)...

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