Friday, November 27, 2009

The First Print Run

I have to record this event! Nothing too ambitious so I used a very familiar stencil (but I haven't printed it in blue before). I need to get familiar with different temperature and humidity, new printing table, work space and wash up area and I am a bit rusty not having done anything for a couple of months. But I am pleased with the result. The new area works well and the hotter temperature and breeze doesn't seem to dry out the screens more quickly.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Pictures of "My" Beach

and the local birdlife - Yellowtailed Black Cockatoo feeding in the Banksia tree right outside my window. Awesome!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Getting Settled

Now three weeks into my new environment. I have unpacked all my boxes and the place is starting to feel a bit more homey but there is such a lot of work to do. Lots of space after apartment living. I have even set up a temporary printing space in the large laundry area and today unpacked all my stencils and inks. The printing table is two saw horses and a piece of 2mts x 1mt MDF board from Bunnings. I even made a little shelf underneath to store some squeegees and screens. It will probably take  a while to get used to. Maybe next week I will have a try out.

And my new labels from Akie Labels in Melbourne have arrived (they don't have a website otherwise I would have included a link). These are for bags. I also have some elongated rectangular ones as well also with the wheel of fire logo. Very pleased with them.

I still have some of my original labels from the 80s. A bit of a difference!