09 June 2009
Pasting Proofs with New Registration Board
Making color separations with the keyblock and the registration board was easy. I simply cooked up some wheat paste (1 T flour plus 1/3 cup water, heated until thick), lightly brushed paste onto a fresh shina block, placed the block into the registration jig and then used the kento to guide the printed keyblock proof onto the paste-covered surface so it would land in just the right spot. Then I lightly patted the thin paper into full contact with the paste and set it aside to dry.
It looks good to my eye, so I'll trust that I can safely carve these new blocks. The real test of the registration will be once I start printing.