When I demoed the use of texture plates (and the students subsequently made their own), I made it clear that they were to use my texture plates (15 of them) to the max, and ensure they were beautifully painted at the end of the weekend. Look at their response to my instructions:
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One of the most frequent queries this past Sunday was 'What do I do with my texture plate? Parts of it aren't printing.' Helpful Hint for texture plates: When your plate is completely dry (about 24 hours), hold it at eye level to view any 'sticky-uppies'. Lightly sand these to make the plate as level as possible, yet still retaining the gorgeous texture.
Oh, wait - I've not done a tutorial on these yet...stay tuned next week for that, so you have some idea of what I mean!