A technical dictionary of printmaking, André
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Glue is used in printing woodcuts to raise the block. It may also be used in
typographical work to raise a block (justify) or to glue a linocut onto a wooden
support. The glues used for this purpose are vynil base wood glues if definitive
glueing must be done. Other types of glue are used for provisional glueing.
The latter glues will dissolve with heat.
Vinyl glue is also used as a vehicle in the
carborundum engraving process invented
by Henri Goetz.
In silkscreen work glue is used to stick the screen to the frame*. The glue used for
this purpose must be resistent to the various solvents and diluting agents used in
silkscreen work. Furthermore, pure fish glue is used as a filler in silkscreening
while gum arabic is used in
nylogravure. Fish glue and gum arabic
are dissolved with hot water.
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