Monday, April 14, 2008

Busy Bee (Midwest)

Twas a busy weekend full of the typical kid focused activities and hanging out at home time. Joey and I reorganized my office. My press got moved for the third time. Now it sits on vintage farm cabinet just large enough to house all my inks, chases, letterpress furniture, blocks, etc. A sturdy beast for sure.

I also had two hours to print. Thinking back, I'm really beginning to streamline the printing process. I have the set up stuff down. I can clear a work surface, set out papers, mix ink, lock a chase, mark the print area and have my press ready in about 15 minutes. Next it takes about 1/2 an hour to get my ink and impression to a passable point. That means I can do a modest (maybe 100-125 items) in 45 minutes and clean up for 15. Anyway, I ran a fiery orange color on several different stocks and a couple different blocks. I really like how the above Koi Fish and Bubbles letterpress & gocco combo came out. I'll have card sets and tags to list at Lucky Bee Press in a day or so.

1 comment:

Queen Bee Laurie said...

I like the color of your cabinet that your printer sits on! The combination of colors with that and your letterpress is really nice. Very bright and cheerful! The koi look beautiful! I really like the way your illustration and the old block print look together. Nice!