The Gallery — June 2009

Progress on This (aND tHAT wAS tHAT)

Just finishing up the black for JonArno Lawson's book, to move onto the second colour in the next few days. My first attempt at printing 4 pages per sheet, this project has involved some trial and error, as my math skills apparently aren't up to snuff. Still, it's been a pleasure printing onto the Arches Johannot, an absolutely lovely paper to the touch, and it takes a mean impression without much show-through. More info on the book can be found here.

Timeline...

Printing the colophon from polymer. Ah, yes, this month also brought some new ink on the body as well...

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Just when you think two presses are enough... — June 2009

I swear, I wasn't even looking. A friend called the other day to tell me about a scrap dealer who was reluctant about scrapping an old printing press, but wanted to see it put to use, and could I do anything with it. Well, there's a lot that will have to be done to it, beginning with a full stripping, scraping, cleaning, painting, &, etc. The press is a 1912 Chandler & Price 14.5" ×22" Old Style, and, while it's missing rollers and a few other bits, it came with two chases and a working counter. For the moment it's going to live in my driveway while I begin to strip it down, but will, later this summer, find its way up to the college, where, come September, my students and I can work on it throughout the academic year to get it restored. To follow the progress, jump over here...

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