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Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Big Jump Press is getting married. Give me two weeks.

That’s right, Big Jump Press is getting hitched on Saturday! Posts on this blog will be a bit sparse over the next two weeks. Below find a mishmash gallery of … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

Damn you, Repetitive Strain! (plus mockup)

Ok, here is the thing: How am I ever going to bind this edition? It was binding the last edition that did this to me in the first place. If … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

The design continues. More plates, please.

I am still working on the design for three folios in the center of the book, a transition sequence between the text and the appendix. I am close to a … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

The mistakes I made today

When printing a book, every day becomes about the colors that I churn out and the mistakes that hold me up. Today I devote an entry in the bloggity blog … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Wait, how do you print, anyway?

It has come to my attention that not everyone in the universe knows how to operate a flatbed cylinder proofing press. This is both a shocking development and an opportunity … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 5 Comments

Beige Letter Day

Today was all about corks and clothespins. I completed four runs, two runs of each color, one for the text portion of the book and one for the appendix. It … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Post #28, in which I mix Pantone color #113

It’s time to print a yellow car! Using the Pantone guide I find the right shade, Pantone 113. to mix this color I need to combine 4 parts Pantone Yellow, … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gray ink, you look pretty nice.

Hot damn, I am back on the press. Today I  selected a warm gray with the help of my trusty Pantone mixing guide. I need a gray for the second … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 2 Comments