Thank you so much Angie and Si Butler for helping me set up my Adana Press correctly. I had been having some issues with the press and just couldn't figure it out. After too much wasted paper I realised I was not making any progress so I contacted Angie for help. The Adana 8 x 5 is an old printing press and there are many variables as to why something may not be working properly. With a wealth of letterpress experience and attention to detail, Angie and Si helped solve the issue. I am very grateful for their help and I completely recommend anyone who needs to understand their Adana a bit more, to book their summer course coming up in July. More details about the course on UWE's Centre for Fine Print Research courses page:
Photo: I borrowed Angie's Adana 8 x 5 to print the rest of the album cover, using polymer plates for each side.
Angie runs letterpress courses at UWE at the Centre For Fine Print Research You can find more information about her letterpress courses here http://www.uwe.ac.uk/sca/research/cfpr/courses/cpdcourses/
Polymer Plates for Back and Inside Cover
Thank you to Roy Caslon for all your help with the chase base and Peter at Lyme Bay Press for polymer plates.
'Folklore' by Guy Malkerson will be released on the 27th March 2014. His album launch takes place at the Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol, Avon BS2 0NW - Doors open 7pm.
Guest performances from
Lonely Tourist Mark McDowell The legendary Barry
Photo: Work in progress - Printing 'Folklore' front cover with Ruth's Hand Lever Block Printing Press.
Ruth Broadway is a maker who illustrates and prints, makes jewellery and home accessories. You can visit her blog here http://rubyandthepaperparade.blogspot.co.uk
You can also find her wonderful work at Makers Shop & Gallery too.
Lino Registration Front Cover
Embarking on an exciting new project this month - to design and print an edition of 200 album covers for Guy Malkerson's new album 'Folklore'. I produced a linocut for the front cover and designs for polymer plates to print the inside, spine and back cover in blue and gold. All printed on 100% recycled card stock.
Huge thanks to Ruth Broadwayand Angie Butler for the loan of your presses for this project. My trusty Adana is having a rest and in need of a checkup so I'm extremely grateful to have your wonderful support to enable me to complete this project.