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Nov. 30th, 2013 @ 10:12 pm Testing board


klik has re-bound a book for her sister. We tought it would be cool to make the cover full linen in black (her sister's favourite colour), with her name on the front cover. So I got out the hot foil press and experimented with it for a bit to get the text on the correct spot. In the end, we liked the silver foil better than the white.
We made a testing board, with a scrap op board and a scrap of linen, to help in positioning the text. With these things, you have to crete the cover first and then do the foil press - but if it goes wrong, you'll have to re-make the whole cover. Good thing we did, too.
It was a bit of a hassle for only one cover, but I did learn more about the machine. And her sister is getting a very personal book!

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From:cissa
Date:November 30th, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
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Wow! That is so cool!
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From:fub
Date:December 1st, 2013 10:16 am (UTC)
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It is! I've been looking at hot foil presses for ages, even before I bought my printing press. So it's really cool to have found one for a reasonable price.
More photos (and a GIF of the machine in operation, with a supporting role for kitty Mikan) can be seen here, on the site of our private press. Text is in Dutch, though...
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From:cissa
Date:December 1st, 2013 09:01 pm (UTC)
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Fascinating! The pics are very clear, even when I can't read the text. I see that it does take somne work to get things positioned correctly!
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