Wednesday, 24 April 2019

DRUCK-MONTAG in St. Gallen / Schweiz

Ab dem 6. Mai öffne ich montäglich mein Atelier für Menschen, die an künstlerischen Handdrucken interessiert sind.
Mehr dazu auf www.druck-montag.ch

Flyerdruck von einer Laser-XyloGravur mit der Halfwood-Mini-Presse (kleinere Auflage).

Flyer als Laserkopie (grosse Auflage).

Thursday, 31 January 2019

LASER-Coldpoint-Intaglio

LASER-Coldpoint-Intaglio
...Ok, it is a "quick&dirty"-print, just to realize the idea, to print the engraving into 5mm acrylic-glass.
Just I'ver tried it with a bigger one picture, but the engraving area was not smooth enough...
The engraving above, I've lasered two times with an 3'000 mW mini-laserengraver. It is very small, but I'll try it now with a bigger sized picture.

Do U like tis idea? Write here about.
-ekk-

Sunday, 27 January 2019

1st. Photo-Print from Laser Xylogravur

Yesternight I've been more successful in laser-engraving wooden-blocks and printing them.
I used 2 colors, 1st. blue, 2nd. in black. Also I used 2 different kinds of wood... with two different thickness. So I've had some problems with adjusting the hight of the two blocks, 'cause I printed both colors "wet in wet"".
But I was too curious to see a result... and it works... not sooo good as I hoped, but... take a look by yourself:

1st. print from a Laser-Xylogravur-Photo.
Scanned from a 4.5 x 6 cm Negative (Mamiya).

Also successful: my try-out to engrave and print plain text (Times) in a ca. 11 Pt.-Letters.

The print-block.

The print.
...may be, next I print a whole magazine in this way ;o)

PS.: the Google translation into English is more funny, then my poem:
"Once upon a time, there was a man,
Who read what he can do.
And after the lasers
He drank glasses."

PS.: today I've seen, that I'm not really the first, who engraves wood with a laser and use the block for printing, Tina Gardiakos did it in 2015.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Modern "Linotype" by Laser-Engraver

In this night I've been frustrated, because I've had problems with engraving a half-tone-clicheé in ply-wood.
To end this night with success, I tried to engrave simple black/white letters for a letterpress-print.
The font "Mesquite" is not my favorite, but it has some small details.
The result was brilliant, as you can see.
For printing I use the Mini.Halfewood-Press.

The screen with the text written in "Mesquite".
The 3W Mini-Laser-Engraver (max. engraving-size: 8 x 7.5 cm).
The engraved ply-wood.
...after sanding down (with 800er)
The relief.
The original-text.


The Print, Original size: 4.3 cm!!!







Saturday, 12 January 2019

Laser-XyloGravur, the new kind of Woodcutting.

If you are a woodcutting-artist, you know the joy, but also the limits of it.
Last November I bought a "Mini-Laser-Engraver" and made my first trials to use ply-wood-laser-engraves as relief-prints.
The size is just limited to 3.5 cm x 3.6 cm and it lasts finally about some hours to engrave, but the result is so fine ;-)

The plywood-block, after the 1st prints.

The (rainbow-)print on 40 y.o. environmental-protection-paper from "Stöcklin"/Switzerland".
My engraving-desk, this time with a stamp-motiv.
By the way: I'm printing with a Mini-Halfwood-Press, designed by Bill Ritchie.
If you have any question, ask me.
Yours
-ekk-

Monday, 8 October 2018

Thermofax "quick&dirty" goes "old style" with with a 3M-Thermocopy-Machine

http://squigglemom.net/2018/10/04/thermofax-experiment-with-gestetner-copyprinter-master-cpmt-8/
The Blog of Squigglemom tells you, how Patricia Tsolasue and her friend Caprice Rothe forced the Gestetner Copy-Master-Screen to work as usual Thermofax-Screen, instead of the new and bad working RISO-Thermofax-Screen.
Take a peek, if you are disappointed with the new RISO-Screens!

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Testing the new Mini-Halfwood-Press






For more information about the Mini-Halfwood-Press goto:
www.kughler.com/ep

My page at the Patrons-Site of the Founder, Designer and Intaglio-Artist
of the Halfwood-Presses Bill Ritchie
http://www.printmakingworld.com/emeralda/ps/psserv/patronage/lory.htm