Continue from the Platen Press Workshop day 1 post… Here is my day 2!
We learned how to operate a floor-model, which I’d been so wanting to learn. It can be dangerous so I was a bit nervous, but you know, I got the hang of it real soon and I printed without losing any of my fingers :) It was so fun, too, I loved it!
For the second day project, I decided to hand typeset a gift tag by using ornaments — as soon as I saw these manicules (the fingers), I was inspired.
It took me for a while to do this! Such a tedious work. More respect for the real printers who always do this.
Lock it up on the chase…
and put the chase back into the press.
The Center has 2 floor model platen presses and I used this guy:
and print away!
I printed vertical ones and then, re-set the types and printed horizontal ones, too. These will be used for my clients and customers, I think! :)
It was a great workshop, thank you so much, Center for Book Arts!!
Hello there, busyness. You come visit me often, but this weekend + this morning + this week, you are not kidding me around…
So please hang tight, Heartfish readers, I’ll have some fun report from my letterpress workshop I attended this weekend soon :) I hope you all had a nice fun Halloween weekend!! I had a “busyness” visit so I couldn’t do anything Halloween related this year… boo. Oh well… next year!
I printed another awesome custom prints for lovely Lindsay from Lindsay Wilson Photography the other day, I was about to share those pieces and realized that I hadn’t shared the previous custom print I made for her yet… so I wanted to share this first :)
She wanted a print with a part of this song by Priscilla Ahn “DREAM” — great song!
Type setting :: I didn’t have all the letters so I had to break up the lines and print couple lines first.
Use the same “I HAD A DREAM” setting,Â move them, and print the first line:
and print the line in between separately…
and here is the final product! Came out so nice, I am very happy with the result and so is Lindsay :)
If you are interested in a custom print, please contact me!