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Old printing Processes......

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by NeonThunder, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. NeonThunder

    NeonThunder Active Member

    there coming back!!!!! Well have be gradually for a while now, it's so good to see tradition techniques being brought back to life!!!

    Im thinking of treating myself to some Thermo Printed cards in the next couple of months :D a special short run lol i know its sad but i love print!

    So has anyone got a printing process they have used, or would like to use on a project, whats your favourite?
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  2. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    yep, there's certainly a renaissance going on which I'm pretty happy about.

    I always liked letterpress printing and was actually trained in it whilst still at college.
    I like the way it de-bossed the cards.

    I've also been toying with the idea of doing some block printing and finally doing some hand carved blocks thanks to Lee-Anne for giving me the tools.
    Check these guys out for some awesome stamp making:

    On top of that I'm going to build a little studio at the top of my garden this summer as I want to get back into doing some traditional sign-writing.
    Just building up some kit and I've already got my lettering quills.
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  3. Davidw

    Davidw Member

    Hi - yes great to see the renewed interest traditional methods - I've never been that keen on Thermo, it nearly always looks "watery" on the edges. Die stamping is the best for a raised image as it gives better opacity - but more expensive.

    - David
  4. Davidw

    Davidw Member

    Hi Scotty - all very interesting, good to be hands-on making something rather than looking at a screen.

    The "garden studio" is something I've been interested in and looking into for a while - I like the look of these

    Best wishes - David
  5. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Dave, that "garden studio" looks AWESOME and I guess if you can justify one it's not a bad price either.

    I always wanted to do a shipping container conversion from back before they were popular but I'd need to get one craned in over my house.

    I've decided to build mine from scratch using as much found, reclaimed and up-cycled stuff as I can and going for a slightly modern shabby chic look complete with a wood burner for those cold nights.
    Maybe an optic........ for those cold nights. ;)
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  6. Soprano

    Soprano Member

    Oops, I completely forgot about those extra bits of lino! I'll re-dig them out & try to remember them when I do the post run this week, sorry!

    PS I'll ignore the extra "e" on the end of my name there ;)
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  7. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    LOL! No worries Lee-Ann(e).

    Soz I'm dyslexic.
  8. wac

    wac Senior Member

    Yes, there’s something about short run, old fashioned methods that can never be matched electronically.

    I don’t have a garden now but if I was contemplating a garden office it would be something like this as I love natural light.

  9. Davidw

    Davidw Member

    Yes looks great...
  10. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    'loves natural light' and glare on pc screen :p

    Something like that would likely cost around £30k.... for something that only really costs about £10k, got to love 'designer' pricing lol

    Having said that I've toyed with the idea of an outside office (design and build it myself for considerably less than the 'designer companies') on many occasions, then I think about security of equipment etc and it puts me off. It's not exactly hard to build a timber version (I wouldn't want a 'metal' one) or even a brick one (thanks Dad, he is/was a builder) for that matter.
  11. Davidw

    Davidw Member

    Seem to have got off the subject here - did you get the thermo cards? - maybe you could post a photo of the end result?

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