Monday, 27 June 2011

Video: 3D Printing Demo

As we post some material in video formate for delevering information, establishing concept and promoting the field of printing here is displayed another useful video, hope you enjoy it.

Images: Printing

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All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Book Review: Printing Methods

'Monotype' machine-set type will be suitable and can usually be acquired from a local printer or supplies may be had from firms who specialize in provision to the trade of a wide variety of type faces and composing room materials.

At this stage important decisions must be taken. What 'face' or design of types are to be selected; what weights are to be ordered and in what sizes; is roman and italic to be stocked?
It is advisable before selecting type faces to get acquired with a reasonable range. Some proposals which may serve as a guide are to be found on pages 56-65: they will all repay careful study. Type comes in packets, normally wrapped in brown paper bearing on the front its description and size. A packet of type is called a fount and each packet will have all the characters of the alphabet in lower case and capitals, together with an assortment of punctuation marks. Display type that is type which is likely to be used for headlines may have caps and lower case but the capitals are usually more, useful. There are also some display types called 'Titling' that possess no lower case letters.

Titling letters are founts of capitals which can be cast without shoulders as no provision has to be made for lower case ascenders and descenders. These letters are useful for setting successive lines of capitals were fairly close spacing between lines is desired.

Words Used In Above Page:
Monotype: A typesetting machine, now little used, that casts type in metal, one character at a time.
Assortment: A miscellaneous collection of things: "an assortment of clothes".
Titling:  Give a name to (a book, composition, or other work): "a song titled "Blue".

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Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Printing Methods: Introduction to Printing

Type and Materials

The tools used by a compositor have been much the same for generations: indeed they do not differ in essentials from the equipment used more than five hundred years ago by Gutenberg who is thought to be the first printer to have worked with movable type.

Type is cast from a master letter which has been cut on the end of a piece of steel. The steel punch is driven into a piece of copper called a matrix: molten metal is pressed against the matrix reproducing exactly the shape of the letter which was originally cut on the steel punch.

This is the basic principle of making type letters whether they are cast by hand or produced by a casting machine.
The metal used is a mixture of lead, Tin and antimony and is fairly hard; but it can be melted at reasonably low temperatures. This is necessary requirement as type metal cast on a machine is eventually put back into the 'pot' and re-melted after it has been used and cast into ingot form to be used again. The printing surface is known as the face and letters are cast on a body or shank:
the height to paper from the face to the foot of the shank is 0.918 of an inch.

When a printing office is set up, whether it be in an attic or on a more extensive scale,
the first step taken must be to secure some founts of type.

The book under review is "Introduction To Printing" by Herbert Simon. This easy to read book provides lots of information for newbie printers.

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Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore

Friday, 24 June 2011

Custom Printing Processes

Following text is gotten from the book "Introduction to Printing" which describes the printing process in detail.

Gradually lift the type clear of the stick, turning the wrist so that the feet of the type point towards the body: keeping up the pressure on the ends and sides, transfer the lines of type to the gallery.
The gallery is a metal tray with three edges raised at right-angles to the base and one end open. The gallery should rest on a slope so that the type taken from the stick can be supported by the raised right-angle. When all the type has been set and transferred to the gallery the first stage of composition can be considered to have been completed.

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Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Thomas Jefferson

Custom Printing

Following paragraphs have been taken from the book of Herbert Simon named "Introduction To Printing: The Craft of Letter Press". This greatly informative book describes the art of printing in satisfactory details from start to the end. This book is a key resource for newbies who want to learn basics of printing and this book is also a complete guide for expert printers.

Spaces being below type height cannot be removed easily by thumb and finger: the best way is to
knock the spaces out by the space which is replacing them. It can also happen that one or two letters of a word have to be pushed on to the next line: in this case the spacing must be increased by taking out the thick spaces and replacing them with two thin spaces.
It will be seen that the end of lines inevitably produce problems of justification.: it can also produce problems of word division.
Words can only be divided at the end of syllables: for example in-deed and not in-eed. All justification problems can be solved by the use of a range of varying thickness of spaces and by unhurried judgment in word division. Most important of all is to avoid either tight or slack justification.

As a rule it is convenient to set between four and six lines of type in the stick before removing them on to a tray with three raised edges, called a gallery. Lifting type out of a composing stick requires quite a lot of practice.
There is a correct way of doing it and, if it is followed accidents will be rare. First of all place the stick down on the sloping surface of the composing frame. Then move the setting rule guage to the front of the open side of the stick and place behind the first line a three point lead of the correct measure, this being next to the closed edge of the stick;
by doing this, support will be given front and back to all the lines in the composing stick.

Position the thumb and forefingers of each hand so that they can exert lateral pressure on the lines of type and bend the remaining fingers so that they press firmly against both ends of the line.

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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Video: Screen Printing Process

Detailed information about the process and its most common uses.
Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transport ink or other printable materials which can be pushed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A roller or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, making or pumping ink past the threads of the woven mesh in the open areas.

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