Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45872] Re: exchange 51 (Gretchen Greene)
  2. [Baren 45873] Re: exchange 51 ("Maria Arango Diener")
  3. [Baren 45874] Re: exchange 51 (Gretchen Greene)
  4. [Baren 45875] Size matters! (Clive Lewis)
  5. [Baren 45876] Re: Size matters! ("Oscar Bearinger")
  6. [Baren 45877] Question about older German wood cuts or engravings (Marilyn Jean Smith)
  7. [Baren 45878] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Gretchen Greene
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:52:49 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45872] Re: exchange 51
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You might try shrinking the file first and then adding text.

If you have Adobe Illustrator you can make text and graphics that scale up and down without problems because it's vector based (the lines and curves are mathematically defined) but Photoshop is bit map based which can have problems when you change the scaleor the resolution like you are doing.

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Message 2
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:01:47 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45873] Re: exchange 51
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Thanks Gretchen, I will try Illustrator text.

Problem is, I have PS to do about everything automatically via batch
actions. The gallery is also generated automatically with Bridge; "it"
shrinks the files but maybe I can play with options. But it will probably
import images from Illustrator too.hmmm

This exchange is easy to play with because there are only 14 participants
but usually they have 30.

I'll see what I can do about the text, thanks for that valuable tip.

Don't suppose you want to volunteer for gallery uploading? :-) JK



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Message 3
From: Gretchen Greene
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:27:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45874] Re: exchange 51
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I don't even have time to carve these days.
Didn't know about batch actions and Bridge, which sound quite useful.

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Message 4
From: Clive Lewis
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:35:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45875] Size matters!
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When I first started printmaking the size of the image didn't much matter,
mats and frames were usually custom cut.

Things have changed.

We can now buy great mats and frames for a reasonable price, perfect for
framing prints we receive in the exchanges.
Should I say that they WOULD be perfect but Baren Exchanges still base
everything on Japanese paper sizes rather than on standard mat/frame sizes.
This means that most of the prints you send off to an exchange never get
exposed to peoples' walls; instead they languish in boxes.

I would like to propose that exchanges specify not only a paper size, the
prints all need fit in the same box, but that an image size conforming to
off-the-shelf mats is suggested. The people who want their art to be seen
would have the opportunity to conform to that image size.

I look forward to hearing your comments,
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Message 5
From: "Oscar Bearinger"
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:00:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45876] Re: Size matters!
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Hey Clive
Apparently in the "off-the-shelf mats" world size doesn't matter as long as they are all the same size.

:o) (just a joke)
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Message 6
From: Marilyn Jean Smith
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:33:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45877] Question about older German wood cuts or engravings
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I am looking at this book. Does anyone know values on this type of wood cut or engraving?
>Dear Ms. Smith:
>The book is still available. There is a frontispiece picture of Starch and 4 images of Jesus, three with a single woman, each one different, and because I cannot read the German I am not sure who these women are. The final image is of Jesus in the clouds with a group of people looking at him. The title page identifies the pictures (in German) as "woodcuts"
>Helen Kelly

> > The following inquiry or order request has been made:
> To:
> Boston Book Company
> Jamaica Plain, MA
> From:
> Marilynn Smith
> ,
> about the following book (reference # 80468):
> STARCK, Johann Friedrich. TAEGLICHES HANDBUCH. 1829. $295.00
> STARCK, Johann Friedrich. JOHANN FRIEDRICH STARCKS [sic]... TAGLICHES HANDBUCH IN GUTEN UND BOSEN TAGEN. Enthaltend: Aufmunterungen, Gebete und Lieder, zum Gebrauch gesunder, betrubter, kranker und sterbender Christen. Welchem beygefugt ist, Ein tagliches Gebetbuchlein fur Schwangere, Gebarende und Unfruchtbare. Durchgesehen, verandert und vermehret von M. Johann Jacob Starck... Mit funf Holzschnitten. Philadelphia : Georg W. Mentz, Buchhandler..., stereotypirt von J. Howe, 1829. Frontispiece portrait and four other wood-engraved plates. 12mo. 538,106 pp. Contemporary mottled leather binding with two leather straps with claps for closing, with a red morocco label and decorative gilt-stamped single-rules on spine. Contemporary ink ownership of Elizabeth Geiger Brooke, with birth records of her children on one fly-leaf, a hand-written marriage certificate (New Hanover, Pa, March 13th 1831) tipped-in, and laid-in is a newspaper notice of her husband William Brooke's death at the age of 79. Despite occasional light rubbing on edges and that one strap is starting, the binding is truly well preserved and quite fresh. Text leaves show consistent light foxing throughout, with only a few pages of moderately heavier foxing. Johann Friedrich Starck (German, 1680-1756), Lutheran pastor at Franfurt am Main, was a proponent of mild, practical Pietism and the author of many hymns and this popular book of devotions.
> The following message was also attached:
> Is this still available? Are they wood plates or wood block prints? Do you know who the plates or prints are of?

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Subject: Sketch - Xmas 2012
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

Possible sketch for the xmas card.  Snowflake theme.  And of course the castle motif.

This item is taken from the blog Pressing-Issues.
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