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    wet it a little then shake it off....I think Kerik taught me that..
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    I have never used this brush myself, so perhaps I just don't belong to the enlightened ones...
    But I use other brushes of apparently the same kind, (from DaVinci, for instance) in the same way, and they behave in just the same way. Every process, every paper, every brush needs some adjustment, of course.

    I just don't believe - it runs counter my whole experience in alternative printing - that there is one product which is such a magic bullet, even though this brush may be a very good tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukas Werth View Post
    ... I just don't believe - it runs counter my whole experience in alternative printing - that there is one product which is such a magic bullet, even though this brush may be a very good tool.
    This is probably true, but it sure makes life easier to skip a lot of trial and error by piggybacking on the experience of others. The trick there is to find things like this that are commonly agreed upon by a consensus of other users. Otherwise, you'll be awash in a sea of one-off favorites. That is the problem with looking for info on the web in general - somewhere, for instance, there is probably someone who swears by a 4" house painting brush from Sherwin-Williams ... and I'm sure it works for that person, but I'll go with the Richeson brush this time

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    If we could explain it, it wouldn't be a magic brush...
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    Lukas,

    I have a DaVinci in addition to several Richesons. The DaVinci is close, but the bristles aren't quite as fine and the pad of bristles is thicker. Also, it has a very short handle compared to the Magic brush that I find a little less comfortable to use. My recollection is that it was a little bit cheaper, but not much. The DaVinci is OK and obviously works well for you, but I find the Richeson better for the reasons stated. One more thing - at the time I got the DaVinci, it wasn't available in a 4" version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerik View Post
    Lukas,

    I have a DaVinci in addition to several Richesons. The DaVinci is close, but the bristles aren't quite as fine and the pad of bristles is thicker. Also, it has a very short handle compared to the Magic brush that I find a little less comfortable to use. My recollection is that it was a little bit cheaper, but not much. The DaVinci is OK and obviously works well for you, but I find the Richeson better for the reasons stated. One more thing - at the time I got the DaVinci, it wasn't available in a 4" version.
    Okay, okay, maybe I am also going to try it once - if only to see what is in it. Wouldn't be the first time in alt printing that something comes to me as a surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukas Werth View Post
    Okay, okay, maybe I am also going to try it once - if only to see what is in it.
    I too was a non-believer Lukas. I tried many others thinking they were fine. Then I got the real thing and the others went in the trash.

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