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Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Go forth and watch the Linotype Movie!

Last night I was lucky enough to go to the European Premiere (daaahlink) of Linotype: The Film. It knocked my socks off. Spending time with the Wonderful Bixlers at their … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Post #25, in which I put a polymer plate on a base

Back on the press today! I am slowly working my way through all of the black text in the book. Today is no different. Folios 9 and 2 are done. … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Decorative Paper Money Hemorrhage

Chiyogami + Katazome + Bertini +Radnor Embossed Something or Other+ Assorted Colors and Patterns = Imminent Bankruptcy. That is what happens when you stop in to Shepherds Falkiners in London, … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

why? why?

Reasons why shipping my ink from America was a stupid thing to do: #1 Shipping the ink was almost as expensive as buying the ink. #2 The UK duty fees … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · 3 Comments

Day Two: Settling In

Press runs #2 and #3 accomplished after some heavy registering and checking and adjusting. Above: using a proof, a mockup, a pencil and a pica ruler to prepare to get … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 5 Comments

Day One: The Ink Battle

And so it begins! It is always intimidating for me to get back on the press in earnest after a long time, especially a press I am not entirely familiar … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Hello, Buckram. Come on in.

More buckram has arrived in the post (always fun when a tube turns up) and so there is plenty for more tests and mockups. Today’s task: a mockup using the … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Paper Victory

There it is at last. A millpack of Zerkall, just waiting to be cut down and turned into a book. To blog about it is to waste time, and there … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Easter: The Momentum Killer

I woke up last Friday, full of joy and industry, ready to rush out to pick up my 250 sheets of paper. Cut paper on Friday, start printing Saturday, eat … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Buckram Fail

Round two of the Great Buckram Screen Printing Experiment is a wash. The ink is just not working its way into the weave of the cloth. With the help of … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 4 Comments