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Archive for August, 2008

I printed a bunch of business cards earlier this week, including this batch for a cool new shop here in Brooklyn.  We were listening to the Rolling Stones while I was working on them, the perfect soundtrack for printing motorcycles.

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I brought my camera with me the other day for a long walk home, and captured this hydrangea at just the right time of evening.  It was in a front yard on Union Street in Carroll Gardens.  I love this green-gray with a little blue color combination.

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charcoal swirls

Printed a few business card jobs yesterday.  It seems that charcoal is the “it” color for business cards this year.  I sure like these classy swirls.

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I celebrated my birthday this past weekend by treating myself to the lens I’ve been eyeing for the last 8 months, the Canon 50mm f1/4. I’m totally in love.  I also found this beautiful little honeycomb jar in a New Jersey antiques store, which I thought might make a nice subject.

I’m going to be working on my photography a little more in the coming months, so please check back and see my (hopeful) progress.  And if anyone out there has some tips…send them…if you please.  :)

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August is typically a slower month for printing, so I’m taking advantage of the down time to do some sprucing up around the studio.  The first order of business this year was to replace my form rollers, which have only been changed once since I bought the press in ’05.  I’m not sure of the exact year of my model, but unlike some other heidelbergs my form rollers are a different size than the upper distributor rollers.  (I found this out the hard way last time I bought them from Printer’s Parts.)  So instead of buying a new pair I simply shipped my aging rollers off to have the cores recovered.

I can’t say I was thrilled with how long it took to get them back, but all’s well that ends well.  I thought I’d throw the topic out there to see if anyone wanted to share about anything roller related, ie. where you get new rollers or old ones recovered, how often you change them, any interesting tips on making them last longer, etc.  Maybe with some feedback I can put together a little resource list.  Thanks!

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I delivered these table cards yesterday for a wedding at the end of August.  These were printed on Cranes 134lb stock, trimmed and scored for folding.

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friday slow-down

Its 87 degrees in New York today.  I’m trying to work through a list of business card orders before the day ends, but have to wonder…is anyone else having trouble working today?  :)

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