Friday, October 2, 2009

progress report.

I finally ordered some additional parts: trucks (these attach to the ends of the rollers - I had 3 of the 4 I needed, but like tires, it was better to purchase new ones as a pair), the boxcar deep relief base (which is what polymer plates sit on instead of locking in lead or wood type), and a roller gauge (to make sure everything is at the right height for printing). Next, I ship the roller cores out to have them recovered in rubber.

With all my focus on trees in the last couple days, including some reading I did on Paper University about the trees grown and used for paper-making, it was funny to me that Boxcar Press had an option to purchase a tree for one dollar at the end of their ordering flow.

So, I did. I can't say enough how thorough and helpful Boxcar's site is for new and potential printers, and maybe even for well-established ones. I finally spent some time perusing their FAQs and tutorials, their online printing manuals and so forth. There's also a link to: Flurry: A Journal Among the Printers.

1 comment:

  1. hee hee - you bought a tree! :) I heart your status update reports