Re: Digital as a Means to an End...
- In email discourse, it seems best if one takes the ancient Greek approach to logic/argument. One may, and should, question an idea that is perceived to be errant, but one should never attack the character of the person who uttered it as a part of the questioning. That serves no fruitful purpose.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Austin Jones" <austin@...> wrote:
> I think Gerald went out of his way to try to be nice to everyone commenting
> on this issue. Lots of people have tried to be philosophical about the
> various wishes of different people. No one needs to be criticized for having
> an opinion, no matter what the opinion. Lets all be the tolerant ones we
> want everyone else to be.
> Austin Jones
> prints by AJ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "leorawest" <leorawest@...>
> To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 1:52 PM
> Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Digital as a Means to an End...
> > Michael-
> > Your mission and type collection are impressive; but if you've come to
> > the photo polymer list only to insult those of us who use this method and
> > those of us who do both, maybe you're in the wrong forum.
> > Leora
> > ------------------------------------
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
- I felt the same way the first time I set some 10 pt type and it fell. Then picked the type back up and set it the correct way so it wouldn't fall.
There is a lot of satisfaction setting type by hand. Now granted I don't set every job I print by handset type but when I do its an accomplishment. Really an accomplishment when I have all the sorts, LOL.
However, thank you for photopolymer. What is not set by hand goes digital and I love it. Since I'm a graphic designer the opportunity to experiment with images and type is also very satisfying.
I have a few friends here in the Dallas area that only print photopolymer and another group of friends that handset the type. As long as we both get the final piece printed in the way it was envisioned then great for all of us.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "rdziesing" <rziesing@...> wrote:
> 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.