Monday, 3 December 2012

The big M

The big M ready for inking. It is quite badly warped, and we thought it may break in two under the rollers, but M survived. The left-hand edge serifs are damaged and worn away, but with packing under the wood, strips of paper under the grippers with the printing paper (thanks Angie) and hand-inking with a small roller, we did manage to get the serifs to print. Our first newsprint proofs are very pale, but have picked up the wood grain really well. Need to try again and see if we can get a darker impression. I (Lucy) managed to lose M temporarily after printing (!) but now safe and sound, and ready for MMMMMore prints.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Back to basics

We returned to our roots this week at LEN with a spot of type sorting, very therapeutic, as long as we remember which order we are putting the punctuation in!

We've gone with A-Z  & ! ? \ ' , . : £ - 1-9 0

And on the other side of the room there was something that made us go mmmmm, but I'll let Lucy tell you about that.