To prepare the printers plates it took a little bit of work on the original surface of the plate. These plates were coated with turquoise and while it is possible to print them unless you use a white matte pre coat from inkAID, your print will reflect lots of the turquoise color or be a bit dark. I used a paint peeler type of chemical to rub out most of the turq color and ended up with a somewhat creamy surface. Actually a nice color to print on. The pre coat I used was inkAID clear matte. I sanded the surface and cleaned it with Citrasolv before using the pre coat. Once the print was dry, MSA varnish from Golden was used on top of the surfaces to protect the print.
Full plate, pattern from painted print
Detail of pattern
Full print, you can see the edges of the plate on this and the first picture