Octopus and Diver Printing - part 4

Posted by Dave Bull on May 21, 2020 [Permalink]

(This is a ‘Safe for Work’ series of blog posts about the production process, not the image itself …)

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A typical printing impression in the traditional Japanese method begins with the application of a dab of pigment to the block:

... followed by a dab of paste:

... and then brushing them out together over the surface of the wood.

But that's not always how it works. For the key block for this print - as with many of our key block impressions - we do it a different way ...


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Shipping update ...

Posted by Dave Bull on May 12, 2020 [Permalink]

Here is our shop space this morning ...

But wait ... haven't I already posted that photo?


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Old printing workshop

Posted by Dave Bull on May 6, 2020 [Permalink]

Look at this astonishing photo!


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The video is ready!

Posted by Dave Bull on May 5, 2020 [Permalink]


 

Video in preparation - our first 'sequel'!

Posted by Dave Bull on May 3, 2020 [Permalink]

A strange juxtaposition ...

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Octopus and Diver Printing - part 3

Posted by Dave Bull on April 24, 2020 [Permalink]

The printer's workspace ...

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Octopus and Diver Printing - part 2

Posted by Dave Bull on April 21, 2020 [Permalink]

More preparation of the paper ...

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Update - April 2020

Posted by Cameron Hilker on April 20, 2020 [Permalink]

The April 2020 update from Mokuhankan ...

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Octopus and Diver Printing - part 1

Posted by Dave Bull on April 19, 2020 [Permalink]

The first in a series of 'safe for work' blog posts showing the process of printing Hokusai's Octopus and Diver image ...

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A Touch of Levity ...

Posted by Dave Bull on April 11, 2020 [Permalink]

Time ... well past time! ... for an update on our situation here at Mokuhankan!

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Feeling Worn Down ... Again?

Posted by Dave Bull on March 21, 2020 [Permalink]

Another episode of block wear from our Party room!

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Gampi Paper Now Available

Posted by Cameron Hilker on February 14, 2020 [Permalink]

Gampi paper is now available.

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More Mountain Cherry Wood

Posted by Cameron Hilker on February 6, 2020 [Permalink]

Aoyama-san picks up new wood.

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Year-end update video!

Posted by Dave Bull on December 30, 2019 [Permalink]

Video alert! I’ve cut it pretty close this time, but I did get this announcement of the 2020 subscription series published before the end of 2019 … just! :-)

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