This week has been all about feeding the Red Eel's ornament and borders habit...
I've added a new item to the Red Eel Press store on Etsy... I've been selling the Bow Wow Letterpress Correspondence Notecards for a while now and thought it would be nice to offer our little pooch a chance to stretch his legs on a folded card. The result is the Bow Wow Letterpress Cards, sold in sets of four.
Just finished letterpressing the Red Eel Press festive season offerings.
I also don't seem to be able to resist 'victorian' art ornaments...
Splashed out on some new fonts:
- Bembo Roman 14pt
- Gill Sans Roman 12pt
- Plantin Roman 12pt
- Erhart Roman 12pt
The first day of May sees me running another paper test:
Paper* - Various, Lawrence 'General Printmaking Papers Sample Book'
Press - Adana 8x5
Packing - Swiss packing from Happy Dragon Press, bottom blanket/brown packing x 2/folded
A4 template sheet/Mylar plastic top sheet
Type - 72pt Narrow Gothic Titling (freshly cast)
*sample book consists of 33 papers.
My 72pt Narrow Gothic Titling type arrived on Wednesday and I was able to tackle adjusting the platen on the Adana 8x5. Primed the two capital Ms and Ws and fine-tuned the press...
I ran a paper test yesterday/today:
- Paper* - Various, Lawrence '2015 General Printmaking Papers Sample Book'
- Press - Adana 8x5
- Packing - Swiss packing from Happy Dragon Press, bottom blanket/brown packing x 2/folded A4 template sheet/Mylar plastic top sheet
- Type - Medium (6 x 6.5 cm) arts & crafts spade/heart wooden block
- Ink - Rubine Red, Caligo Safe Wash RELIEF Ink, hand inked
*sample book consists of 33 papers including:
2228 Bread and butter paper 270gsm
22391 Hahnemnhle etching white 300gsm
22401 Velin arches blanc 250gsm
22451 BFK rives blanc 210gsm
22464 Fabriano rosaspina white 285 gsm NOT
22471 Somerset soft white textured 300gsm NOT
22601 Kent edition 190gsm ...and many more
These beautiful blocks arrived in the post yesterday morning
Spotted this photo of the red eel and decided to splash out