At this point I’m printing an entire box of prints at a time, using work dating back several decades. My list of postcard pals is growing. Added two more this week. And now a few are trickling back my way. Thanks to those of you doing that. I’m not precisely sure why this is so much fun for me, but I think it relates to the fact that postcards aren’t too serious. I’m not selling anything, or myself, just making small prints, something I’ve done for many, many years.
I actually like small prints more than large prints because where am I going to put large prints at this point? Same goes for books. I’m enjoying the Zine, the small, the unique and not the massive coffee table book. My future might be living in a van and large books don’t jive. But to each his/her own.
If you are interested in how I do these prints then check this post here. Anyone needing help getting started on your own postcard voyage just let me know. Print on.
Haha… Mine will be ready soon. Finishing the second story tomorrow and hope to ship it to you veeeerry soon!
That’s what I told my 4 month son! 😉
How long does ink last you on that printer? I know nothing about printers and have been trying to do some research into them so that I’m not spending more printing then I would just ordering a postcard pack from Artifact Uprising.
I actually don’t know, and longevity studies on paper are often times not what they seem. Products are sold under “archival” but based on their viewing conditions. So a print that fades in a year but sold to be in daylight can be listed as archival. Postcards get abused as well, so the life span isn’t a concern for me. I’m using a beautiful paper, but as far as the ink is concerned I”m not sure. This little printer isn’t really what people would use for making archival prints.
Thanks so much for the – for me – timely kick in the creative pants with your post-card posts. I first went the postcard route, before digital, with post card enlarging paper. That was great fun and at the time regarded as being really special. I drifted away from it and then got interested in small prints again when I was doing lith printing and discovered that my test prints on torn enlarging paper were more interesting than my ‘fine prints.’ Discovering Masao Yamamoto’s work helped me cement my engagement with small prints. Of course now and then I do get distracted and fascinated with large prints. When I worked at the university a couple of years ago, being able to do wonderful large prints on their Epson 9900 was a treat, but since I don’t have gallery representation, there is very little I can do with large prints except have them clutter up my space.
So yes, somewhere on this computer I have a Word file for the address side of 4×6 inch prints, and I have a box of 4×6 and 5×7 inch Red River 2 sided Premium Matte paper – thus thanks to your reminder I shall get going on new post card projects.
With best wishes – christian
I’m looking at a 16×20 print now, and it looks great, but I have no place for it. I too love the look of the large stuff, but postcards are so much fun.
I think postcards are a great way to share and I love getting them. I’ve not forgotten to return the favour after receiving one of yours Daniel, it will be in the post today!
I still like the other idea of trading Trade (Blurb) books. Perhaps something for the future…
I’ve got a book for you. Did I send you a little 5×8 called “Down?”
If you posted it I’ve not seen it yet (just one postcard arrived). Either way “Down?” sounds interesting and I shall look forward to seeing it. If you need the address re-confirmed send me an email or Twitter DM (@follyview)
Okay, will fire one your way.
This is great! We are living full time in a 32 ft. RV. Space is critical. Love the small size. We downsized from a 3 br/2bath on an acre of land to an RV. My cameras and film take up the hidden nooks and crannies. It can be done folks! It is all about priorites and shift in mindset. A van is on our list for spring. This would be for shorter weekend jaunts, tailgating and going to baseball stadiums. Plan-plan-plan! Try it short term on weekends!
Right up my alley!! Love your story. We are aiming that way at some point!
You are putting out some great prints, Daniel: I’m inspired to make some myself.
I, too, like small prints; I think it is much easier to see the composition of a photograph from a small print.
I never owned one, but I always liked to see photographs displayed on the tiny LCD screens of early digital cameras.
There is something about it that makes it feel like “Okay, now this is official.”
Where did you get the perfectly size tin? Love your ideas – they’ve spurred my imagination!
Here yo go. http://www.hahnemuehle.com/en/traditional-fineart/hahnemuehle-artist-papers/akademie-watercolour/p/Product/show/17/671.html