Thursday, January 15, 2009
700 kilos later
Its been a big day today in the studio, totally exhausting, but so productive all at the same time!
We finished printing the second colour (a gorgeous botanical green) on the lovely Amy-Jane & Christophers wedding invitations. Now all the artwork sits within a heavy metal frame called a chase. Loaded up with a metal base, printing furniture and quoins the chase weights about 7 kilos or so. The photopolymer plates (with the artwork) are attached to this whole contraption. Now usually we probably unlock and lift this chase up and out of the press with your right arm maybe a dozen or so times a day, which is quite managable for a little daily workout.
But as we were printing personalised invitations, with each guest name requiring its own plate its a whole different story! 100 invitations later, 100 lifts, carrys, reinserts, resetting and relocking of the 7+ kilo chase, I figure my right arm has lifted 700 kilos today. No wonder I feel so buggered. Luckily they look beautiful, it makes all the hard work worth it!