Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Process of Printing the Cubes

Hey, Candace:
Those are some pretty intriguing photos you have on the blog. What are you doing with the big block of cubes?
When you get some spare time, do you mind explaining on the blog your process for printing the cubes? Maybe some more of those great pictures?
Do you burnish the paper onto the cubes, or use a roller?
Linda Jules

I needed a structure that would hold the 2" cubes in place while I was printing. So- I ended up gluing cubes together except in the middle where I can move them around. The cubes are not all exactly 2"x2"x2" I noticed, so I have to shim section with pieces of matboard (seen above).
The cube that I'm going to print is raised 1/16 inch from the bottom so I can ink it with a roller. I am using oil based ink here but have decided in the future to use waterbase ink so the prints dry faster. I'm using a stencil to protect the registration platform while I'm inking.
I place the paper down, registering from the corner and hand-rubbing with a plastic spoon.
WOOLAH!!! Didn't goof up...yeah!

1 comment:

ainesse said...

very clever set up Candace - well done, looking forward to getting my cube to carve into