A new poster for the line up. I think I might use some of these to brighten up some of those dark doorways I walked past on my way to the mill...Printshop.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Oldfield Press were excited to get a stall at the Saltaire Makers Fair last Saturday 10th September. I met up with new incoming printer for the press Tim at 8am. We loaded most of everything we had to sell except for a couple of bits I noticed on our return but all in all we had most of it.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
I was what they refer to as a lurker for a long time. Sitting in the background reading the tips and hints and viewing the wonderful artwork they exchanged.
One day I got my emial update and noticed exchange number 49. 'Mythology'.
This was right up my street and so I scratched my head as to whether or not my artwork/prints could be worthy of joining in this exchange. It was obvious to me which legend I would choose. I love the outdoors and feel this spirit is there for all of us moorland meanderers or woodland wanderers. Yes it was the 'Green Man'. Not the pub in Undercliffe but I am sure they know they are named after this Deity of nature.
I have been waiting to post this blog since I signed u and did the prints but last week I got home and received the most fantastic package of artwork from all over the world and wonderfully collated by Sharen from the 'Baren'.
Thanks to all who joined in the exchange I am still going through the prints I received in return for mine and smiling from ear to ear.
There you go if you don't already know. You can see these and other exchanges on the forum site and here is a quick picture diary of my entry.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Just the titles and then 'Shops OPEN!!'
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Oldfield Press have hit the road.
Took our presses in the back of a van and headed off to Baildon and the Baildon Belles, Womens Institute.
It is the first time I have had to explain to so many how to do what we do. There must have been 60 or so of the Baildon ladies sat in the old church hall waiting to make some easter cards.
I gave a brief talk on how and why we obtained the presses we use and gave out 60 or so small 6"x4" blocks of wood. I had been to the hardware shop and stocked up on cutting tools aswell as the stationers to get a slack handful of marker pens.
I showed how to ink up and place the paper and ran the press over a sheet of paper that had survived the wind outside and decided to stay unlike so many fairweather sheets that had up and left at the first gust to pass the back of the van.
What more is there to say? Nothing really as I suppose folk are here cos' they want a go.
I set up several work stations. First was the guillotine where the cards were cut to size. Next onto the creasing press. This is just an 8"x5" adana without rollers and a couple of creasing blades in the chase.
After this it was onto the proofing presses to press the freshly carved blocks that everyone had been working on. Lots of flowers, eggs and cups of tea were turning up at the presses and soon transfered onto the cards everyone had cut and creased.
Time flies and it wasn't long before the queue to the proofing presses had dwindled and the 2 Adana 8"x5" presses were soon printing the seasonal messages.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the night and some of the cards were very good. So good I hope that the folk who did them feel it worthwhile and maybe see them at the press working on new and different designs in the future. It was a learning curve and the best learing curve has got to be a smile.
Monday, 21 February 2011
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
A quick spin of the pics to make sure they all read the correct way round and here we are. Terrorvision new album 'Super Delux' recorded with volume and a cover designed with passion. We can only do what we do and mean it in the hope that 'who cares wins'.
Feel free to check out the site and see the ongoing theme of print running through the modern world of the web. Oh, how the traditional makes the future look brighter.
Friday, 21 January 2011
We have also been using our type and Stu photography skills for another project and will update y'all on that soon enough but for now....
The sugar paper I used soaked up alot of the ink and it was very cold so it was extremely sticky and thick. I think a warmer day might help but I can see there is no longer lasting damage.