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Monthly ArchiveDecember 2010



Studio projects Wednesday December 22 2010 12:53 pm

Clamshells

We’ve been going at it pretty hard for three weeks with one more to go on a large calendar project for a Philadelphia advertising agency. We were waiting for paper and decided to bring in Bill Roberts from Bottle of Smoke Press and do a clamshell workshop. Bill produces clamshells for a variety of projects, such as deluxe copies of books that he has published, books with work of poet Charles Bukowski, and others who have important books they would like to protect.

Bill had just gotten a manuscript for a book he is going to publish and thought it would be nice in its own box.

Tray recently bought a Star Wars encyclopedia and felt it need a nice home to snuggle into.

Jill has a couple of family Bibles that have gotten their share of wear and tear.

Ray, who manages the genealogy for his whole family, loves protecting the ephemera that can build up and a clamshell makes a great place to save them so he did one of Jill’s Bibles.

We’ll retake the photo when we can get Bill’s back so we can show all four.

This is a great way to spend a day and produce something that really feels satisfying.

Studio projects Monday December 06 2010 01:41 pm

Cards of House

We love the chance to print for people whose work we love.

We just finished printed seven 2010 holiday cards designed by House Industries. Nice fun. We love the Santa which also looked pretty cool as blind debossed (maybe next year). $25 for a special box of one each of the seven cards.

Another good Christmas present idea and you get some House Industries and Lead Graffiti effort.

House industries

Studio projects Thursday December 02 2010 02:51 pm

1,000 More Greetings & big calendar

1,000 More Greetings

On other news we found out last night that we got 21 pieces in Rockport Press’ newest book 1,000 More Greetings. $40 or try Amazon. Solve a couple of Christmas presents quick.

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Today we start printing the largest job we’ve ever done and we are doing it on our two Vandercooks (SP-15 and automatic Universal III). 11″ x 17″ calendar, 13 pages, 3 colors per page (10 different colors overall), and 500 copies, wirebound. I think we are going to wish we had a Heidelberg cylinder press. Anyway, for those of you wondering how large a job you can do when you are small (three of us), we’ll let you know December 18.