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Hilo Bay (14) - Embossments

Posted in Hilo Bay , Process by Dave Bull at 7:26 PM, July 10, 2006

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Numabe-san returned the prints to me in pretty good condition; I have seen packages of prints prepared by printers that were carelessly dried, all warped, and thus requiring a complete re-moistening and flattening, but these are fine.

Once they are embossed and sealed, they'll be ready to fly!


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Hilo Bay (13) - Done!

Posted in Hilo Bay , Process by Dave Bull at 11:43 PM, July 8, 2006

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Getting on for midnight here in Tokyo ... just back a short time ago from a long day downtown, working with Numabe-san. Where to start ... ??

At the beginning, I guess! When I arrived at the workroom, he had the finished batch of prints laid out on a table waiting for me. How are they? In a word ...


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Printer's update ...

Posted in Hilo Bay by Dave Bull at 10:42 PM, July 4, 2006

Well, he's been at it for more than 14 working days now, so I finally gave up and gave Numabe-san a call to see how the printing work on Hilo Bay is coming along. If this intervening time has all been on my 'meter', then we're getting into trouble here ...

He said 'give me a couple more days, and I'll have it done ...' He also mentioned that he'd been doing a bit of other work along the way, so just how much I'm going to get booked for, remains to be seen.

He thought it was coming out pretty well, and I'm to drop by Saturday to pick them up, and to work with him for a while on proofing on the next one - Mike's Aspen Grove.


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Hilo Bay (12) - Numabe's Proof (Updated)

Posted in Hilo Bay , Process by Dave Bull at 9:30 PM, June 17, 2006

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Quickie update ... Had a call from Numabe-san this evening. I have been waiting for him to let me know he was ready to start proofing, but the call was different ... he says he's 'pretty much finished' proofing, and now needs my input. Grrrr!!

I can understand actually; if I were in his position I would much rather work it out by myself without some guy standing there constantly 'interfering'. But I want to get into a relationship with him where he trusts me to be part of the process, without overly dictating minute-by-minute.

Anyway, he's calling for a block adjustment (separating two areas that are currently overlapped), so he needs some carving. We've arranged that I'll head down there Monday morning, to discuss the work so far, cut the block as needed, and then work out the final details together. If we can nail it down, we'll do so, and I'll give him the go-ahead to pull the edition. If I think we need more work, we'll do that. (I don't know at this point how many days he has spent on this, so don't know yet what my investment is ...)

Watch out for the next update Monday evening!


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Hilo Bay (11) - Third Proof

Posted in Hilo Bay , Process by Dave Bull at 11:07 PM, April 23, 2006

Not sure if I should wait until daylight before taking a photo of this one ...

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Hilo Bay [10] - Second Proof

Posted in Hilo Bay , Process by Dave Bull at 1:17 AM, April 22, 2006

... we've got it this far now ...

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Hilo Bay [9] - First Proof

Posted in Hilo Bay , Process by Dave Bull at 6:43 PM, April 20, 2006

This is actually a lot closer than I expected to get on the first try.

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Hilo Bay [8] - block set

Posted in Hilo Bay , Process by Dave Bull at 6:00 PM, April 1, 2006

The block set for the Hilo Bay print is now done

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Hilo Bay [7] - carving ...

Posted in Hilo Bay , Process by Dave Bull at 10:50 AM, March 28, 2006

So anyway, the puzzle is basically solved, and here they are, laid out on my carving bench, ready to go ...

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Hilo Bay [6] - colour separations

Posted in Hilo Bay , Process by Dave Bull at 7:02 PM, March 27, 2006

I got it worked out to where I think I can get it all on six pieces of wood

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Hilo Bay [5] - more block planning

Posted in Hilo Bay , Process by Dave Bull at 8:56 PM, March 26, 2006

With the basic colour separations done, the next step is to determine the actual layout of the blocks.

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Hilo Bay [4] - block planning

Posted in Hilo Bay , Process by Dave Bull at 8:29 PM, March 19, 2006

For such a simple image, there are going to be a lot of blocks ...

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