Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: The Ink Dial - a Kickstarter for printers & printmakers
- What?? I thought he was being Civil.
austin@...be civil gerald
From: Gerald Lange <Bieler@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2012 11:38 PM
Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: The Ink Dial - a Kickstarter for printers & printmakersAndrew
Are you kidding me? Since you are willing to toss your money out there in this manner, check this one out
I saw one recently by someone who wanted to start a letterpress shop and buy a Kelsey but had never printed before. She got funded. And promptly disappeared.
Don't you have better things to do with your money? more realistic ways to invest in letterpress or even help? Maybe buy some of the printed work letterpress folk actually have for sale?
--- In mailto:PPLetterpress%40yahoogroups.com, Andrew Maximow <amaximow@...> wrote:
>What is the status of the Ink Dial Project and the Kickstarter Campaign?Â You financial backers deserve an update.
> Hi Terry,
> From: Andrew
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 9:32 AM[PPLetterpress] Re: The Ink Dial - a Kickstarter for printers & printmakers
> Subject: Re:
>and answering my questions.Â Good to hear that one would be able to purchase any number of units as part of a system that suits one's needs.Â Please continue to send us updates "up the wazoo"!Â Now on to the KS pledge page...
> Thanks for clarification
> From: Ithaca Typothetae<listslistslists@...>
> Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 4:59 PM[PPLetterpress] Re: The Ink Dial - a Kickstarter for printers & printmakers
>Â & Â X E N I A
> H I Â A N D R E W
>question. Your asking me helps improve my message.
> Thanks for writing! Great
>& in the write-up, what I mean by a "system" is a set of identical tools. Think of a socket wrench as a system. Having one socket wrench and one socket won't do you much good. Having a single Ink Dial won't work either.Â
> In the video
>do, well . . . to use it successfully you need approximately 15 component colors. Ingredients for your color recipe. Same thing with the Ink Dial. But the Ink Dial is not limited to one brand of ink, one size of can, or one system of color matching.Â
> Most folks use the Pantone Matching System to some degree. And if you
>side effects. Mainly it measures an amount of ink as that ink is dispensed. The side effects include, but are not limited to:
> It does one simple thing with some pleasant
> * keeping your inkprotected from debris, air (thinking ink drying in the can) & color contamination,Â
> * it maximizes the use of all the ink in a can, lesswaste
> * keeps ink where it is supposed to be: in the can, on the mixingslab & obviously on your rollers.Â
> * The amount of ink mixed isscalable: you can mix a little or you can mix a lot.
> * It allows theprinter to determine for him or herself what amount to mix. In PMS terms that'd be described as "parts."
> * With its fixed mechanism it makes repeating arecipe a cinch.
> I wish I could say more as I know the PPL is asophisticated & expertly technical group.Â
>"unit" that means a single Ink Dial tool.Â I hadn't planned offer any Ink Dials as rewards, but that donor asked me to create that level & gift. So when it says 15 units, that means I'll be delivering him 15 Ink Dials.
> As for the term
>I guess by "system" is really a set of tools, and a "unit" means a single tool.Â
> Âwas your photopolymer mounting base or your printing press when you bought it. Nowadays do you even give those purchases a second thought?Â All that being said, I will do my best to make this affordable as I make it available.
> It won't be the cheapest thing on the planet, but neither
>reserve a vendor table at various printing events to do a little dog & pony. SF is HIGH on my list. Perhaps I can talk someone out there to invite me to there shop so I can give a public demo for a gathering of printers.Â
> If the Kickstarter succeeds I expect to take the show on the road and
>printing? Not so much yet.) and there are a number of artist studios out there to visit as well. It is for anyone in need of small amounts of custom colors mixed in-house.Â
> This will also work for printmakers (Lithography. Intaglio. But screen
>helpful. Please don't hesitate to write, ask more questions, etc. If you think it sounds like a grand idea, please spread the word (especially if you can't pledge).
> Anyhow, I hope this longwinded answer is
>of any sortÂ I can't post on my page that I expect to let the donors know when Ink Dials are ready to ship and they will in turn be the first in line to order.Â
> Oh andÂ since Kickstarter disallows offering discounts
>to offer donors a discount.Â
> Also, though I am not certain to what degree, I intend
>I'm mean, I'm just as broke as everyone else, but I place more value on putting good out in the world. That is after all why I'm trying to get this idea out there. If I were a greedy bastard I'd just keep this to myself, or build em and charge folks up the wazoo. (Wazoo . . . a term more likely to be found on Letpres, not here.) Â : ' )
> I'm not in this for the money.
>Thanks for the query! And please spread the love.
> Anyhow . . . enough words now.
>I humbly remain,
> Meanwhile,Â Â
> Yours in lead, ink, pixel &
> T E R R Y
> Terrence Chouinard
> I T H A C A Â T Y P O T H E T
> 11744 Antler Ridge Way256-497-8495
> Athens, Alabama 35611
- Andre at dolphin graphics in SF. Can't recommend him enough. Fantastic guy and my film is always done right/super fast.
On Aug 15, 2012, at 8:03 PM, Andrew Maximow <amaximow@...> wrote:Hi Amber,Who processes negatives for you?--A
From: Amber Ellis-Seguine <amber@...>
To: "PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com" <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Polymer Plates anyone?
Get a platemaker!!! I was making less plates than that and I have not only saved a ton of money the time I've save in turnaround has been worth it's weight in gold. ;) the only tough thing for me was locating a platemaker in my area. Better to start looking now then you have choice.Good luck.P.S. crunch the numbers and you'll be floored at the savings.
On Aug 15, 2012, at 10:00 AM, nohogallery@... wrote:Can we possibly move on and discuss printing with polymer plates?
When and at what volume did any of you choose to move plate making in-house?
We order between $200 and $1500 per month in polymer plates from outside vendors. We have the space and the plumbing.
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