Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
the numbers are all high...
- amount of ImagOn (300 sq ft.)
- transparency film (400 sq ft.)
- plastic (320 sq ft)
- ink (5 oz)
- paper (28 sheets of 48"x32" 336 sq ft)
- work time (165 man hours over 5 days)
- 2 haine's pocket T's
- 8 taco bell quesadilla's
....everything is up there. This was an amazing week and i can't believe I was able to print 44 2'x3' plates (9 images total, thats one more than i did for my thesis show!) and pull off back to back 15 hour days. The work came out great and I now have a new slogan "Justin Myer Staller is gallery ready in under 1 week." I want to thank Daniel Danger for helping all week with every aspect of this project, i of course owe him. I also want to thank my wife and cats for letting me leave them for a week to make art, they are the best family ever. I want to thank everyone at RIT, especially Keith Howard and Danielle Johns for all of there help facilitating this project. We made some videos of the printing of 'Candle Light" that we are going to try an edit....keep checking back.
Danielle has been helping me out all week so I let her choose a print, she choose the right half of 5/10, a fine choice. here we are inking the plates and opening a bank or closing a joint summit meeting.
Friday, April 11, 2008
"sofija" is finished and so am I. I need some sleep, we are getting a little delerious over here, For a moment it looked like someone took over dan's brain, like in being john malkovich. Anyway we are back at it again tomorrow. Please do me a favor and let us know in the morning if you want to purchase anything so we can plan our printing schedule around it. It takes almost an hour to print each image so you need to give us some time. Please also remember that the prices for these images will rise once I leave RIT which is tomorrow night. Thanks again, please feel free to call or email with any questions....
well it's midnight and we have one more print to do this evening before getting some sleep. We just completed the proofing of "111 davis' and it came out great, is sorta has the safe feel as 'last gas", with the snow and blue tinge. I would also like to mention red lobster shrimp scampi sitting on top of Indian buffet in your stomach is ruff.
we just finished proofing the right side of the next diptych "111 Davis" and are ready to head out and get some diner. When we get back we are going to finish the other side of this print and one more single image. i am thinking red lobster?
here are some images of the talk i did this morning for RIT's creative sources class. The first image is a construction intaglio type of harris from q and not u, the next a painting which is followed by a print I did of swift.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Devon, a 2'x3' image size on 48"x32" hammermule copper plate, bright white edition of 10 for $300 while we are in the shop, $350 when I get home (the price change reflects the cost of the press i will have to rent to finish the printing) Please call if your interested tonight or tomorrow as we will be soon kicking it up a notch.
I re shot the yellow and cyan plate from the devon print that we proofed yesterday. The yellow had started to open bite and the cyan plate was too faint. So the yellow plate was developed for 7 min instead of 9, insuring that full areas would hold and then the cyan plate was exposed at 18.5 instead of 20LU and over developed for 10 minutes to bring out more information.
another day fighting with 7600...tech support is on it, then we ran out cyan ink, which we don't need to print but needs to be in the printer for it to work. so basically we are getting a head clog that won't go away, but even more frustrating is inconsist and making our problem solving methods futile.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
just like to note that the cyan plate was over wiped which adds to the yellow color cast...i am a little rusty but getting back in the swing of things...it feels good to pull a print again....any interest please feel fee to email or call, dan and I are going to Olive Garden for a well deserved break...thanks