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Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968986 by Team Awesome Pants
Dec 3, 2018 5:20am
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Thanks for all the replies everyone. Seeing such positive comments convinces me that I should give this new material a shot.
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968988 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 3, 2018 10:56am
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If that’s a serious recommendation, can you tell us why (the pros and cons)?

I only tried an early prototype of the tan stuff, but I didn't care for it at all. I prefer pink. But the Japanese stuff is some of the best carving material I've ever carved. It is soft -- even the "harder" version is still softer than most materials we're familiar with -- but the softness just makes it stamp really well! It carves like a dream. The problem used to be getting ahold of it without paying exorbitant shipping rates from Japan, but Webfoot now carries it solving that problem. Admittedly it's not cheap, but it'll be the only stuff I buy as long as it's available.
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #969011 by Kirbert
Dec 3, 2018 11:43am
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I agree - I'm a complete convert from SLQ to the Japanese SEED (thanks, Rebiccola!).
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #969011 by Kirbert
Dec 3, 2018 2:52pm
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what is the name of it on Stampeaz?
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #969031 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Dec 3, 2018 3:15pm
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what is the name of it on Stampeaz?

Tan-Z Kut
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #969031 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Dec 3, 2018 3:20pm
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Kirbert provided a link to the product page in his initial post
https://www.atlasquest.com/boards/message.php?msgId=968987
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #968961 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 4, 2018 6:47am
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What makes the texture is the extrusion process. It would have cost a *lot* more to have them totally retool the machine for my batch and as it was, I was able to piggy back onto the set-up for another material they made for a different customer and cut the set-up fee out of the cost of the run, too. The decision to leave it one-sided was mainly an economic one. And, since the original PZ had crimps on the back from the machines, too, I figured people could live with it for a lower cost material.

Also, I've been toying with an interesting idea for the back side of the material - it's on my list of things to play with when I carve my next multi-layer image. I thought it might make a really nice texture for shading. It's like it's already stippled and ready to give that intermediate shadow between white and black (or any other color) when printing. I think it could be pretty cool. Stay tuned! Or, if you beat me to the experiment, let us know how it works!

Webfoot
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #969058 by Webfoot
Dec 4, 2018 7:11am
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Ooo.. now there’s an idea!
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #969034 by Bon Echo
Dec 4, 2018 9:04am
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Found it. Ordered some. Thanks.
Re: Tan-Z Pattern
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #969062 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 4, 2018 9:51am
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As someone else said, carving is an individual skill. We all use different tools, different techniques, and have various limitations, preferences, and experience levels. The service that Stampeaz/Webfoot provides, is to make and offer a variety of materials, so virtually anyone can make SOMETHING work for them. I join in thanking her for great work!!