10969Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Digital as a Means to an End...
- Aug 2, 2009Yep!
You can please All of the People Some of the Time
You can please Some of the People All of the Time
But, You can't Please All of the People All of the Time.
prints by AJ
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Robison" <robisonsteve@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 4:50 AM
Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Digital as a Means to an End...
> To use a metaphor...
> Some people walk
> Some people ride a bike
> Some people drive a car
> Some people take the train
> Some people fly
> Each process (method) eventually gets you where you want to go, and each
> has it's own merits and limitations, followers and detractors.
> What's important for some is the journey, and for others the destination,
> and still others a little bit of both.
> Each printing method currently known has a similar spectrum of
> possibilities. Here are a few...
> Some people write(wrote) on clay tablets
> Some people write and draw with pencil
> Some people write and draw with pen and ink
> Some people draw on stones and etch images with acid
> Some people carve in metal to make grooves
> Some people carve in wood or linoleum to leave raised relief images
> Some people cast individual letters in metal type
> Some people make individual letter in wood type
> Some people hand set metal type and wood type
> Some people machine set metal type in full lines
> Some people draw by hand
> Some people print images letterpress using copper, zinc or magnesium
> Some people design and compose on the computer and print the images
> letterpress using etched copper, zinc, magnesium or photopolymer plates
> Some people take photographic images of their composition and use offset
> lithography to transfer those images on to paper
> Some people ditto
> Some people mimeograph
> Some people xerox or use high speed digital presses
> Some people use telepathy to transfer images from one mind to the other
> Which one of the above is the "best" method is determined by the
> practitioner and the end user and how they each want to enjoy the journey
> and/or get to the destination.
> That tension is always in flux. It is always dependent on context. It is
> always changing. It is the dance between the two that will determine
> what's best.
> Steve Robison
> The Robison Press
> Belmont, CA - 25 miles south of San Francisco
> --- On Sat, 8/1/09, Austin Jones <austin@...> wrote:
>> From: Austin Jones <austin@...>
>> Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Digital as a Means to an End...
>> To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
>> Date: Saturday, August 1, 2009, 11:54 AM
>> I really have to disagree with you on
>> this one. There have always been
>> artists and buyers interested in the process. There are
>> buyers who are only
>> interested in getting something CHEAP. There have always
>> been producers
>> willing to give it to them. Just because there has always
>> been a market for
>> and producers willing to provide the cheap product, does
>> not mean there is
>> no market for the product which strives to maintain the
>> As long as the producer is not attempting to mislead the
>> buyer with the
>> product I have no problem. However, when there is an
>> attempt to promote a
>> product as something other than what it really is, I am
>> prone to speak up.
>> So, I am saying that I handset miniature books, broadsides,
>> and historical
>> reprints because there are people out there who can
>> appreciate the
>> difference in the product. If you don't want to do that,
>> fine. But don't try
>> to convince yourself or others that no one cares.
>> Austin Jones
>> prints by AJ
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "rdziesing" <rziesing@...>
>> To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
>> Sent: Saturday, August 01, 2009 11:15 AM
>> Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Digital as a Means to an
>> > You know....I'm just not convinced that ANYone cares
>> about the hours you
>> > spent slumped over a table straining your eyes and
>> cursing your hand eye
>> > coordination.
>> > Isn't the real purpose of any craft to produce the
>> best possible product
>> > at the most reasonable price possible?
>> > I set my name and address by hand once. That was the
>> first and final time
>> > I had any desire to do so.
>> > ------------------------------------
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