Anyway - I am feeling pleased about having had success with the Epson 2400 printer, as on so many occasions it has refused to accept the paper. Mind you on those occasions I was using the rear feed input tray and also the front input tray ( which were the more correct input points for the 'media types' !!).
Unless you have to contend with the 'cantankerousness' of these kinds of digital printers - then you can not appreciate the stress and frustration as well as disappointment that is very often involved. I imagine there are many people who imagine that inkjet printing is a piece of cake - well it certainly isn't. Its a major 'pain in the butt'!!.
After I had printed the Japanese sheet - I thought OMG I better do a printout of my "Tar Baby Come Out to Play" - while the Gods of inkjet are smiling !!! So I did one of those - I also revised it and I feel improved on the previous version. It's very subtle what I have done but I think it improves it. Of course it will have the intaglio emboss element, added to it and then will be finished.
Same goes for the second one I printed, which is called "Healing Chamber" I have this one on my 'screen saver' on my computer and I really love this piece - it's one of my favourites.
I also managed to get some Lascaux acrylic wash resist, applied to a copper plate which the wonderful Bill Mc Kechnie at the FDPW print workshop, helped me apply an spray aquatint to, last Thursday. I didn't have any red wine to add to the mix once it was painted / daubed onto the surface - and I COULD NOT find the tannin I made up ages ago and bottled. I will see how it comes out when I put it into the ferric chloride at the workshop tomorrow.
I haven't got time to scan the excellent instructions I came across in a book the mobile library woman brought to me last Thursday. It shows how to do marbling using hard ground and a tray of water. I am hoping to do an experimental day soon at the workshop with my good chum Angela Heidemann, and look forward to trying it out. I will definitely post the article on here as well as document how myself and Angela get on. Better get to bed now as I want to try to get up at a civilised hour in the morning to get to the print workshop.