Wednesday 24 April 2019

DRUCK-MONTAG in St. Gallen / Schweiz

Ab dem 6. Mai öffnete ich montäglich mein Atelier für Menschen, die an künstlerischen Handdrucken interessiert sind.
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Inzwischen ist JEDER Tag ein Druck-Montag, nach Voranmeldung!

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

Flyer als Laserkopie (grosse Auflage).

Thursday 31 January 2019


...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.

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.