Today's postings

  1. [Baren 28928] surimono exhibition (Mike Lyon)
  2. [Baren 28929] Re: surimono exhibition ("Ellen Shipley")
  3. [Baren 28930] Re: surimono exhibition (Wanda Robertson)
  4. [Baren 28931] Exchange deadlines... (Mike Lyon)
  5. [Baren 28932] wonderful print (Barbara Mason)
  6. [Baren 28933] Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 17:18:55 -0700 ("carolwagner")
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Message 1
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 09:35:09 -0500
Subject: [Baren 28928] surimono exhibition
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Merlin C. Dailey & Ass. in Victor, NY designed a wonderful on-line surimono
(lit. 'printed thing') exhibition -- it's a "horizontal" gallery, so you'll
likely need to scroll-right in order to find and click the link to each
subsequent page of surimono:

Quoted from the site at

"Poetry Prints of Japan
"Masterpieces of the Printer's Art
"Surimono are among the finest examples of the printers art in the world.
They are deluxe prints which were very expensive to make. They were
produced in limited editions for private circulation among members of
poetry clubs, usually in editions of no more than two hundred copies, which
accounts for their great rarity today. It is worth noting that each print,
with it's fine heavy paper, it's careful registration of color blocks, it's
sensitive use of color, the gauffrage or blind printing of subtle textures,
and use of brass dust and silver to highlight aspects of the design, were
achieved by purely manual means. The color blocks were carefully carved by
a master carver, and aligned for printing by hand by a master printer."

Beautiful little woodblock prints, aren't they?

-- Mike

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, Missouri
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Message 2
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 08:37:18 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28929] Re: surimono exhibition
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Thanx Mike,

They're incredible. I especially liked the family tableau of the parents and child and house cat, by Katsushika Hokusai.

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Message 3
From: Wanda Robertson
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 10:42:05 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28930] Re: surimono exhibition
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And if the term 'gauffrage' stumps you - go to for an excellent
explanation and a wonderful example.

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Message 4
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 13:46:54 -0500
Subject: [Baren 28931] Exchange deadlines...
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The deadline to deliver prints to John Center for exchange #26 is just a
few weeks away -- November 1. The no-penalty drop-out deadline for #26 was
October 1, so if you are a participant in #26, please put your edition of
31 prints in the mail right away! Contact if
you have any questions, and don't forget to post your print details for the
colophon at

Diane Cutter, coordinator of exchange #25, is 'on retreat' in New Mexico
until October 19th. Diane informs me that she will ship the portfolios
promptly upon her return. This exchange is unusually late in closing...

If you are one of the TWO #25 participants who has not yet delivered prints
(you know who you are, because you and Diane have already corresponded), I
recommend you finish up and put 'em in an overnight envelope
immediately! I truly do not want to penalize ANYone for non-delivery of
exchange prints, but (because 28 printers have already produced prints
intended for you and someone on the waiting list wanted to take part but
could not), I will.

"Penalty: The [Baren] Exchange Manager will promptly notify you by email if
it is determined that you may be subject to penalty. After serious
deliberation while keeping in mind these specifications, the mission of
[Baren], the circumstances, and any explanation you provide, the [Baren]
Exchange Manager will decide whether to impose any penalty and will
promptly notify you of that decision. Any such penalty will be limited to
removing your name from any active exchange sign-up and exchange
participants lists for a period not to exceed one year."

You may review the complete exchange #25 details at and contact if you have any questions at all...

-- Mike

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, Missouri
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Message 5
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 16:35:40 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28932] wonderful print
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Hello printmakers...

I got a wonderful surprise in the mail, although I was expecting them one day soon.....

These are the woodblock prints Dave mentioned recently and they are really amazing. There must be 15 impressions with all the subtle colors, some overlapping to make a third color. Well worth while if you want a real print to study at a reasonable cost. First come first serve so when all 25 are gone, they are gone. I will faithfully send them out as soon as you order one, or with your mall order if it is over $100 from this week forward.
Best to all,
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Message 6
From: "carolwagner"
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 09:19:54 +0900 (JST)
Subject: [Baren 28933] Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 17:18:55 -0700
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Did anyone answer your question on sizing kozo papers? I have done this
using a Dosa kit obtained from McClain's ( .The kit
includes everything you need to make one gallon of dosa (which means
sizing) I had some lovely Korean kozo which I sized with this kit. I
would plan on spending at least a day on a project like this to make it
worth your while!

Carol in Sacramento

Melinda wrote

>Are there any other papermakers out there? I want to
>size my kozo papers for use in hand printing and have
>no idea how to make it worth the time.