Re: About Kissing...
- --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Gerald Lange" <Bieler@...> wrote:
>A perfect example is the vignette halftone. It needed airbrushing of
> Photopolymer might have great printing qualities but it cannot produce
> work on a par with the type of plate work that was produced during
> that previous era. Much of which required specialized manipulative
> techniques and hand work.
the original art (actually, airbrush retouching was done on many
different kinds of halftones, just look at the halftones in a
Heidelberg manual), tooling the edge dots to a smaller size, and also
tapering off their height. Intensive and very skilled handwork was
needed, yet it was once a common effect. Maybe with nanotechnology
you'll be able to do it in photopolymer, but in general, for now, the
material doesn't react well to the graver.
--Eric Holub, SF
- I'm sorry, but what is the difference between trimming and cutting?
On Oct 3, 2007, at 12:46 PM, David Goodrich wrote:
> At an APHA of NY meeting last night where we were privileged to
> peruse a
> number of volumes from the ATF collection in the Columbia University
> Library, I found a small printed slip of paper inside the cover of the
> Kelmscott Press' "Golden Legend" that read:
> IF this book is to be bound, the edges of the leaves should only be
> not cut. In no case should the book be pressed, as that would
> destroy the
> "impression" of the type and thus injure the appearance of the
> W. MORRIS
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