occasionally I am in the happy circumstance of printing something small - 2 day's work rather than 2 months' book-making - for a friend - it does not at all mean I'm available for jobbing printing - and right now I'm turning a calligraphic work into a an editioned print for Deirdre Hassed (see Calligraphic Works) - 50 copies on damped Twinrocker handmade paper, in 50 copies on the Albion - the text is a portion of the Bhagavad Gita in both Sanskrit & English, and the Sanskrit block is here locked into the press -
a trial of inks is laid out - Handschy Copper and Fire Red (we decided against the Red. . .
and printer & calligrapher set about using a time-honored measuring device to establish the positions of each magnesium block in relation to the other -
today the second color will be printed - not the red but Handschy Cyan mixed with Opaque White. . .