Monthly Archives: March 2009

Ink: A Comparison

So, after letting the “Shit / I’m sorry” cards dry for a while I’ve decided to take a closer look at the performance of the water based ink vs. rubber based ink. Here are some closeups: I must admit that … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Bloc Party

OK, so this isn’t technically pulp OR press related, but it relates to my rock and roll inspiration so I have deemed it relevant: Bloc Party ruled last night! It had been a long time since we’d been to the … Continue reading

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N.I.B., Production Technician

I think I can safely say that this was my first “official” day of letterpress production. Even though I’m still in the test phase with the water-based inks, if these notecards turn out well and not too smudgerific I’ll probably … Continue reading

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Lessons From The First Day of (Attempted) Printing

Wearing my trusty Friday overalls and acceptably indie/chic This American Life tee, I set about my first real day of letterpress troubleshooting on the Pilot. Lesson #1: Me and gauge pins? Not friends. I’m assuming that since we don’t know … Continue reading

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A Sticky Situation…

Anyone have any suggestions? http://www.youtube.com/get_player Don’t worry, this isn’t turning into a “vlog” or whatever the term is – I just thought this problem would be best illustrated by moving images. And now I proudly introduce a new blog feature, … Continue reading

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It Goes!

I was remiss in my documentary duties last Friday, forgetting to bring my camera as Paul gallantly helped me take my big press off the pallet using only a car jack and metal pipes. I snapped a few (unintentionally artsy) … Continue reading

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And So It Begins…

The water based inks don’t come in Pantone mixable colors, so I decided just to pick 4 basic colors to test with. There could be some issues with post-drying smearage, if the prints are handled by anyone with “sweaty hands,” … Continue reading

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