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    Default Opacity on Chipboard

    Just a quick question... how's the opacity of the Speedball acrylic on chipboard? I'd rather not have to double print 5 colors... or would it be an idea to do an underbase, white, clear, whatever to seal the absorbent stock?

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    Ask Ravi, he'll know about chipboard.

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    these are chipboard with speedball acrylic




    It held the color very well for me. I don't think you would need an under base layer. Everything I have printed on chipboard has worked very well.

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    One pass should work fine.

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    yeah. I like the way that speedball hits on chipboard, looks nice

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    For me, it depends on the size of the color you want to lay down. I sometimes have to make two passes for larger areas, like the bottom portion of this print I make two passes. For everything else one,... Chipboard is the only substrate I use for numbered prints. Canvas and fabric are fun too.


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    It doesn't drink the up ink like you'd think it would nor do you get much spread/dot gain.

    I love printing on the stuff. Knock yourself out.

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    Cool.

    But I think I'll do better fully conscious. Tough to register looking at the inside of your eyelids. Don't ask how I know this.
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    most speedball inks are surprisingly opaque, unless you are using their process inks, which are transparent by nature. i've always gotten away with one pull on chipboard.

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    too bad un surfaced chipboard is the least archival and most acidic substrate there is...with the exception of newsprint maybe. should not be used for art prints.

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