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Notcot ISO50 Giveaway + Process Article

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NOTCOT is having an ISO50 giveaway including a couple Studio Giclee Prints, the new Syv shirt, and the Tycho Coastal Brake 12″. I also wrote a short piece on how we print the posters here at the studio and posted up some pictures of the process.

Read on and enter to win here. Good luck!

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Dan Mowchan says:

November 28, 2009 at 7:48 pm

This is great, perhaps I will finally get a chance to get my hands on some of your work, Scott. It was cool to read up on the process as well, good write up!

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rent says:

November 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm

love the poster creation process. really makes me want to get into some large format printing…looks like so much fun. great work scott and i can’t wait to get a giclee print.

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RA_OUL says:

November 29, 2009 at 12:46 am

Your words on NOTCOT are super insightful. I love how you mentioned what kind of paper you print on and cutter you use. I definitely need to invest in one of those Dahle cutters. It always amazes me to think that you do all of the process in house. That really does create a beautiful touch to your work.

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NAVIS says:

November 29, 2009 at 3:49 am

Hey Scott -

Where did you get your embosser made? I think you had mentioned where a while back but… that was a while back…

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eydryan says:

November 29, 2009 at 4:08 am

Awesome! :)

Really loved the whole step by step thing, although I guess the only think not familiar to me by now was the shipping part.

How do you suspend the tube in a tube? Do you stuff paper down the sides to provide dampening for any crushing forces or do you simply hang it somehow?

Thanks a lot for showing us an insight into the process!

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Joaquim Marquès Nielsen says:

November 29, 2009 at 11:03 am

Sooo great to see some shots from “behind the scenes”. I really admire that you put so much energy into giving (not only the poster) but the whole experience of packaging it, so much feel and personality. I could definitely tell when I opened up the Ghostly Print at home: the tube, the tape-sticker, everything. Thumbs up!

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marc says:

November 29, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Who doesn’t love a behind the scenes? Great write up and quite the spread for a give away. I hope they pick me.

Any chance you’ll write up a piece on the financials of a Print artist? Or give us some behind the scenes on making moola? also I’d love to hear more about your choice to do digital. I think you’re one of the only print artist I know that isn’t printing via screen print or letterpress. I found it fascinating that you went to the Epson 9900 to get more hands on with your prints.

Keep the content coming! We’re loving it.

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Alphonse says:

November 29, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Awesome. Bravo for printing without crop marks too.

@marc

At the end of the day its all ink on paper. Screen printing is best kept for simple projects. Scott’s projects are the antithesis of simple.

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marc says:

November 29, 2009 at 9:23 pm

At the end of the day its all ink on paper. Screen printing is best kept for simple projects. Scott’s projects are the antithesis of simple.

I completely agree.

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Scott says:

November 30, 2009 at 3:59 am

Marc-
yeah, my process and the resulting work isn’t always suited to screen printing. I think some of it could work great, but I would definitely feel limited in some ways. I love the look of screened posters, but it’s just not for me at this point, perhaps someday down the road when I’ve explored the digital realm a bit further.

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Gustavo Rugeles G says:

December 6, 2009 at 2:24 am

Hi Scott

I always enjoy all the posts at iso50 blog, specially those that involves processes of construction, this one is flawless. I did back in time a lot of printing techniques and works, etching, wood, screen, and when I got to digital printing I was worried about the protection and the long life of the inkjet prints, I use to add an extra layer of fixer for charcoal drawing but this solution could turn the white paper a little bit yellow with time.

I have a question about this matter – do you use any kind of protection layer after the final printing, does the epson 9900 has some kind of ink protection cartridge