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  • J. Elizabeth
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    @jelizabeth
    11 years, 9 months ago

    Hm. Foil stamping would give the desired effect, and a knock out will work but you’ll have to maintain a very tight registration. If it proves to be cost effective to do a third color run, I’ve printed an opaque white on dark background and then printed metallic ink on it with a nice effect. Not as good as foil, and you may run into trouble with the gold text disappearing on the kraft colored background if you knock out the gold areas from the purple.You can then even do another run over the gold with just varnish to make it really shiny, which I like to do. But then you’re up to 4 runs, and may just want to do the foil printing…

    The other way I know how to get metallics to show up on dark backgrounds is more time consuming but VERY impressive. Do you mix your own metallics? If not, you’ll have to purchase metallic pigment/powder. Print each piece with the metallic elements in opaque white, and then immediately place the print in a shallow tray. Dip a very fine feather puff or powder puff in you metallic powder and coat the wet ink with metallic powder. It takes a bit of practice, so try it out first, but I picked this trick up from Greg Walters and it’s super dope! I wouldn’t attempt this with more than say, 500 cards or so. Also, you might want to wear a face mask if your shop is breezy. Don’t breathe the powder if it gets in the air, and keep the powder covered between prints or it will get everywhere. Good luck!


    J. Elizabeth
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    @jelizabeth
    14 years, 3 months ago

    You might be too short for feeding your press. I’m 5′ 4″ and I need to stand on a small crate to efficiently feed my 8×12 OS. Build a stand that brings the feed board to a comfortable height where your arms can be bent 90 degrees at the elbows just above your feed board.Also, a thick concrete pad helps absorb the strain of impact of standing for a long time. And yes, I second the others here with get a good sports bra, and consider wearing a posture support thingie like this here: Back Support. It really help relive back strain and keeps me from hunching over.


    J. Elizabeth
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    @jelizabeth
    14 years, 3 months ago

    Ah! How often I sing the praises of a good lube job! Oil your presses regularly to avoid a multitude of annoying issues. Glad it was such a simple thing that fixed your roller height problem!


    J. Elizabeth
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    @jelizabeth
    14 years, 5 months ago

    My favorite is a product called Tri-Flow. Its similar to 3in1 but lasts a lot longer. Its what I use on my bike and my sewing machine too.Never use WD-40. It can cause build up, attract dirt and particles and doesn’t last very long. WD-40 is great for cleaning the metal parts of your press because the waxy content coats and protects the metal from rust, but wipe it down and don’t use it to oil moving parts.


    J. Elizabeth
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    @jelizabeth
    14 years, 5 months ago

    Hey Kelly, you should email me at lockandkeypress@gmail.com to discuss this opportunity. How far in the ‘burbs? I was looking at a south side space recently that was SO cheap in an eco-friendly rehabbed building. We should talk location, price, expectations… I can meet you this weekend if you’ll be in the city?Jenny at LKP

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