Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cut and Paste Forever

Happy Groundhog's Day

I've been working a lot, printing other people's computer-generated designs.  And I've been printing my own computer-assisted designs.  Which is fine.  I like printing.  Maybe a little less at 10 pm on a Saturday night when there is a warm bed and a book waiting for me but it still beats out everything else I could do for "work". 

channeling the spirit of Astropress     

Yes, there have been many work-induced headaches lately.  At my roommate's suggestion, I thought about playing hookey today but the things I wanted to do are, well, things I want to do.   I thought I'd give it a go before I head out into the sunshine (there is still time for that).  I busted out the paper and exacto and pencil, demoted the computer to streaming Italian music only and worked on the postcard  idea I've been carrying around for a week.  You'll have to wait until next month to see it.  And the sketch rarely looks like the final project but here's a start.

keep writing number 49

Even in printing using polymer plates, I can't help cut and rearrrange.  Handset polymer plates, we've been calling it.  It's kind of a pain but I like results.  I hope Viva Snail Mail does too.  She writes a great blog about mail with lots of great photos.  She was also the first person to respond to my offer of custom postcard printing for only the cost of materials.  Here are some peeks at my printing the cards I designed for you.  I will post a photo of the finished project once she receives her cards!

our shop's current soundsystem.  note that it plugs in.

also did a little press maintenance