Sunday, August 10, 2008

how to plan printing

How to Plan Printing. published in 1987 by S.D. Warren Company, a subsidiary of Scott Paper Company, which you may be more familiar with.

found this gem at a local used bookstore. they guy at the counter didn't seem to understand my interest in the material.
"how to plan printing? isn't that what kinko's is for?"
i didn't respond. after reading this review of the shop at, i understand his tone a bit more.

81 pages. it covers design, production, typesetting, legibility, printing, binding and finishing, and paper. while some of it is outdated, it's refreshing and satisfying to keep these things a consideration.

i'm noticing now (while writing this) that the inside cover notes the paper stock used. the text stock is Lustro Dull, 80 pound. cover stock is Kivar 3-12 Graphic White Antique. i believe i'll be using kivar in the near future.

i'm pleased.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

the blue wonder

i found a camera at a local thrift store. "The JJ2000" - $3.95.
the features are as follow
  • a plastic black and blue body.
  • a plastic 50mm "optical color lens."
  • 4 f-stops (f6, f8, f11, & f16)
  • a hot shoe (untested)
  • nylon neck strap
  • a "passed quality" sticker

sunny? cloudy? it can handle it.

"passed quality." phew! i feel better

i tried to google it, but found nothing. i scanned in a few prints from my first roll on the mystery camera. not too bad. i'm pleased =)
(1oo speed film)