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An ancient way of reproduction and copying at home

An ancient way of reproduction and copying at home

(The basis is the method proposed by MI Alisov in 1869)

1. GENERAL PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION:

The metal tray is filled with special material . The original is superimposed on the frozen surface (a sheet of paper with text or a picture). Rolled with a roller and removed. Part of the ink remains on the surface of the mass. It is superimposed on a blank sheet, rolled and removed. From one matrix, you can take up to 70 copies.

2. THE RECIPE OF MASS:

Soak for a day in one liter of water 200 g tile joiner's glue made of bone. After a day remove the remaining water. Top up 600 g pure glycerin. The mixture is heated in a water bath until its weight reaches 1 kg . When excess moisture evaporates, pour into the tray, allow it to freeze. The mass is ready.

3. RECIPE INKS:

red: 8 ml of water, 1 g glycerol, 1 g fuchsin.

blue: 8 ml of water, 1 g glycerol, 1 g aniline glaze.

4. TECHNOLOGY OF COPY PRODUCTION:

a) put a text on the sheet of writing paper with a fountain pen with special lines ;

b) apply the sheet with a painted side on the mass and roll with a roller;

c) remove the sheet, a clear impression will remain on the surface;

d) apply a blank sheet on the mass with an impression and roll it with a platen, remove it, the copy is ready;

e) after removing the maximum number of copies from a given mass, clean the surface of the mixture of the ink with a mixture of 100 ml of water, 5 ml of glycerin, and 2 ml of alcohol. The mass is ready for a new imprint.