Today's postings

  1. [Baren 28277] Re: editioning with a register frame (Mike Lyon)
  2. [Baren 28278] Crazy Glue Wins! (Annie Bissett)
  3. [Baren 28279] Crazy Glue Wins! (Barbara Mason)
  4. [Baren 28280] RE: Baren Digest (old) V32 #3118 ("marilynn smih")
  5. [Baren 28281] Re: editioning with a register frame (Julio.Rodriguez #
  6. [Baren 28282] Re: editioning with a register frame ("Ellen Shipley")
  7. [Baren 28283] my website (Chris Bogert)
  8. [Baren 28284] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V32 #3118 (Jul 10, 2005) (juan Guerrero)
  9. [Baren 28285] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  10. [Baren 28286] Re: my website ("Ellen Shipley")
  11. [Baren 28287] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V32 #3116 (Jul 8, 2005) (Legreenart #
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Message 1
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 08:28:28 -0500
Subject: [Baren 28277] Re: editioning with a register frame
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Charles Coates wrote:
>First time poster here, with a question about editioning w/a register
>frame. Here is a link w/ photos to clarify my question:
>I'm not quite sure how I am supposed to place the paper within the
>register before/after printing. As of now, the unprinted paper for the
>edition hangs over and behind the block guides. I pull the paper over and
>onto the inked block, print, then lift the paper back up and drop it so it
>hangs between the frame and the block guides. I have a few concerns,
>however. It is extremely hard to pull the paper through the frame and the
>block guides after printing without the inked paper rubbing against the
>lower edge of the frame. Also, I'm not sure if editioning using this frame
>is safe- will the hanging sheets stick together when w/ the wet ink?
>Thanks for all your help, I've also included a link to my prints (only two
>are woodcut, getting into it more often, now!). Thank you!

Cool frame, Charles! First time I've seen a setup like yours, so please
don't think this is an 'expert' reply...

Yours appears to be an adaptation of a traditional Chinese technique for
multi-block printing -- normally this type of printing is done with
watercolor, not oils I think, but if you don't mind some offsetting and
tack problems it may still work for you. The way you've set it up and
printed appears to be correct. But your paper appears to be too short for
the setup in photos 1 and 2 the bed is adjusted as close to the paper clamp
as it can go (but in photo 3 it appears to be all the way open)... This
sort of frame should not be adjusted during printing, but should be set in
place and cranked down tight so registration remains constant throughout
all blocks and sheets in the run. If this is a multi-block print, I
suggest you start over with a larger sheet size and open the frame so that
the bed is as far from the paper clamp as possible (even though you'll
waste a larger margin on the clamp side). With the frame opened all the
way you shouldn't have any problems dropping the sheets after printing, I
don't think.

That little metal spoon in photo 1 makes me wonder whether you're printing
with it? Do yourself a favor and jump up to 18th century technology by
getting a baren. If you print oily all the time, invest in a ball-bearing
baren -- it'll print faster, easier, and better than any spoon.

Nice block and striking graphical image, by the way!

-- Mike

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, Missouri
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Message 2
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 10:51:09 -0400
Subject: [Baren 28278] Crazy Glue Wins!
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Just want to report that the Elmer's Carpenter's glue I used to repair my
block didn't hold up under all the moisture from hanga-style printing, so
I'm sold on crazy glue now. Thanks again to April and everyone else who
recommended it.

Annie B, Massachusetts USA
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Message 3
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 08:46:25 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28279] Crazy Glue Wins!
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I have used the old fashioned airplane glue (duco cement) as well to glue back "accidents" those darn little chips that jump off by themselves...and it works very well, you just need a toothpick to apply it and then hold the wood down for a minute. I think it works as well as crazy glue...and of course there is the added bonus of the great smell..hahahaha.
I am posting about my "Chicago Experience" as soon as I can figure out how to get the blog to work....I am a computer illiterate. Hopeless to the core. But persistent.
Best to all,
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Message 4
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 09:20:05 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28280] RE: Baren Digest (old) V32 #3118
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Tuicked away at local universities, community colleges and workshops are many a non traditional student. I am proud of my degree and all the other education I have received because I never thought I would ever finish it. I graduated at 39 and thought that was old. HA! But as the last of my grandmothers 4 grandchildren, who each recieved monies for college, i am very proud that I did finish. So I say go, enjoy, play and unite here with others who love their time creating art. Welcome to all our new members and I enjoy viewing your work.
David your newsletter and walk through your home town in Japan was a wonderful read.
Maria, you are non stop, go girl go! What a legacy of work and acheivements you have created.
I am enjoying the blog, it is a fun read.
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Message 5
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 15:04:27 -0500
Subject: [Baren 28281] Re: editioning with a register frame
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Hi Charles,

Your registration frame looks to be an adaptation on the traditional
Chinese setup as explained by Mike. I have never tried this registration
setup but there is a link on the website with a nice drawing. Was this
your inspiration for your registration frame ?

thanks for sharing your images with the group......Julio Rodriguez
(Skokie, Iliinois)
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Message 6
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 14:42:24 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28282] Re: editioning with a register frame
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Hi Charles,

I've only done one two-block register print run, but the way our instructor teaches is to put an L-ruler down on the bed and align the first block. (Paper is placed down first) Print block, then align second block on the same sheet, etc.

Or he prints all the first block prints, then starts over with the next block. Same system with the L-ruler for aligning blocks and sheets. Does this make sense?

The key phrase is to align everything with guide marks of some sort. Then you can print either way.

Ellen Shipley, CA
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Message 7
From: Chris Bogert
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 20:00:06 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28283] my website
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Hello everyone,
I threw together a really bad website , just wanted someplace to put my prints and paintings up on. If anyone is interested in anything just e-mail me off the forum. I'll make a better website later that doesn't say photography at the top. I used a pre-made website program so I could get it together faster. The main page doesn't have anything to do with my artwork so don't go to that page, that's what it looked like to start with. Anyway hope you like my pictures. All of the prints and paintings on there are of Washington state and depict the journey of my life across the state having lived in a variety of places here. The birds and my cat are also in this time stream of images. : )
Chris Bogert

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Message 8
From: juan Guerrero
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 22:29:56 -0500
Subject: [Baren 28284] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V32 #3118 (Jul 10, 2005)
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Hey, Chicago Bareners,
I'm sure you visited the "Bodyworlds exhibition" at the Museum Of Science
and industry. I visited the show some weeks ago and gosh, I could not tell
in words.

Or have a look at:


Juan Guerrero

Alternative e-mail:
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Message 9
From: Blog Manager
Date: 12 Jul 2005 03:50:03 -0000
Subject: [Baren 28285] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (6 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: BarenForum Group Weblog

Item: New print from Morris & Wagner!


Site Name: Wood Engraver

Item: Spots Away


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Item: The Mystery of Rice Paste


[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:
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Message 10
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 23:51:29 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28286] Re: my website
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Wonderful images! You do indeed go in for vibrant color. I love all the scenes in the rain and snow. Beautiful.

Ellen Shipley, CA
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Message 11
From: Legreenart #
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 03:13:11 EDT
Subject: [Baren 28287] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V32 #3116 (Jul 8, 2005)
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Marilynn & Annie,
Thanks for the congratulations! Originally I had planned to do all the
screenprinting myself, but the red tape part of this project became a full time job
for months. Just finding out what size the banners could be took four months,
and everything else went at the same painfully slow rate, so in the end, the
banners were commercially printed from film positives I provided.
Next week at the Library's Eagles to the East Family Day, I will be helping
everyone print their own ealge banner, so there will be some hands on then!
I learned alot about negotiating, though, which will help the next time I get
a public art grant!
Le Green Schubert
San Antonio, Tx