3/16/10

A day and night printing

I spent many, many hours printing for the first time on my press from 1928 with a lot of frustration at first, trying to figure out what it works and changing my mind setting that registration on the table top press it is not exactly as working on a layout in Indesign. Printing the image and the text evenly is one of the hardest challenge and learning how your press has its own balance, that needs to get adjusted constantly, it's another long, working process. But with much determination, the result is beautiful and fulfilling. Soon more photos of the printed pieces....
I need to first thank Shelley for convincing and physically taking me to the Museum of Printing a year ago and helping to purchase the press. And to Arounna, Maria and Tanya for inspiring me that good design and printing is also possible on a small table top press!
More informations and open discussion on letterpress always available on Briar Press and for who lives in New England, the next Museum of Printing sale is coming up on March 27th for over 100 cases of type!

4 comments:

t a n y a said...

So good to hear you've started printing!

In the beginning, I too, spent many hours calibrating the press. Not fun. Patience was the name of the game.

I see that you went with the oil based inks - looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the results.

Yay to table top presses!

carta,inc. said...

Yes, I used the oil base ink, after reading more about it. It works just fine, but still a strong smell. I worked in a very cold room, by leaving the window open. Not fun in March! but I'm sure next time on the press, things will go more smoothly. it is almost as getting to know a new person to work with.

Jill said...

so cool angela! i can't wait to see more!!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

I simply really like the photos... hope that's ok ;-)

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