Using the Pearl #3



It's ironic that while learning to use an 1895 Pearl #3 letterpress i would also be experimenting with an HDV camera, capture methods, and compression codecs.

The angles and lighting where done with a project in mind. My friend RJ Kikuchiyo will be creating a working model of this press in second life. He need sound samples and some visual record of how things work. From the exploded view of the patent he will be creating the press over the next few months.

5 comments:

girlprinter said...

Quite amazing! I particularly love how you've captured the sound of the press in motion: it's so distinctive. For a few years I was printing in a particularly loud neighbourhood in Cleveland, Ohio and a friend suggested noise-cancelling headphones. It was so disconcerting: I realised how much I relied on the sound of the press to know that things were going well. I don't know much about Second Life, but I'm very glad there's a Pearl there!

bRYEnd_of_the_schtick said...

(^ I tossed a link to this to halfland. hope that's ok.

Shelley Noble said...

What a great machine. So beautiful.

Oprion said...

It could just be the camera angle, but it looks like you hands leave the feeding area just in time, another half-second and BAM!

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