If you are running lightweight stock on your windmill, a slide can be very helpful. This is a plastic sleeve that fits over the sucker bar reducing air flow that can cause too much fluffing into top of feed pile and subsequent misfeeds. There are several colors of slides with differing sizes of air holes for the particular kind of stock being run. Make sure when running thin stock that as little air as necessary is being used, that your Thin Stock Knob is pulled out and speed of press is reduced to allow more control.
We put together a stack of eye-popping set-up sheets with layers and layers of our neon Day-glo ink that had been run through the press several times. The glowing result became a light source of its own! This is the Bella Figura design Polka Stripe designed by Erin Jang. It is a design meant for Great Fun!
Guess who’s got lots of fun new cards to print up! We’ll make plenty for you all! Check them out and keep checking back for new designs coming soooon! Visit Smock.
Letterpress artist Rob LoMascolo of Upstate New York talks about the traditional craft of letterpress printing in a recent collaborative effort known as Fortnight. Fortnight is an online multi-media and documentary project that’s been put together by a group of 20-somethings to recognize different disciplines that honor the past while defining the path of the future.
LoMascolo is one of Fortnight’s fourteen contributors, and he talks about the traditional craft of printing that has exploded again in the digital age. He is featured with his Challenge Proof Press in this instructional video as he provides a lesson in Letterpress 101.
Fortnight Journal traveled to the Finger Lakes in New York to interview and film Rob in his studio. We are pleased that not only is Rob showcased for his printing prowess but he’s a neighbor of ours and prints right down the highway from Syracuse.
To find out more about this project, visit fortnightjournal.com/about.
It’s been a while since we’ve done an Essential Q&A on the Boxcar blog, so we’re bringing it back! Today we’ve got some questions for Rebecca Miller, prepress extraordinaire — read on to find out more about her!
Job title: Pre-Press
Describe what you do at Boxcar Press in 10 words: Prepare press-friendly layouts and illuminate design, technical, and printing solutions.
My super power is: Making people feel at ease.
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (pronounced “SOO”)
My favorite printing equipment: Heidelbergs!
What three places do you want out-of-towners to visit in Central New York?
1. Boxcar Press of course!
2. The Oncenter Arena to catch a Syracuse Crunch game
3. Fillmore Glen in Moravia, NY
Music that inspires me: MIDI music from old video games
The greenest thing I do: Recycle old clothes into nifty pillows and throws
Besides letterpress, I am passionate about: Typography, illustration, and hockey!
My favorite Pantone: 368: A green you can count on.
Most memorable meal: Bear jerky and deep fried smelt. Delicious!
What book do you think everyone should read? The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
What’s on your nightstand right now? The Prince by Machiavelli, ink pens, and a digital clock in 24-hour time.
Something about the Boxcar Press crew our customers don’t know: How extraordinary and cheerful we are… even under pressure or the weather. Such gifted talent in this group!