Saturday, April 3, 2010

New platemaker

So the blog has been exceptionally quiet lately. This is mostly because for a month I was printing for up to 15 hours a day to get all our weddings and market goods ready in time. When I get a moment free, I'll post about how wonderful the Handmade Markets were, as well as finally show you all those goodies we designed and printed in record time.

In the meantime, we've been counting down the days until we could pick up our brand new photopolymer platemaker exposure/washout/drying unit. We roped in a good friend of ours for a bit of extra muscle and today headed to Sydney and back to finally pick it up (7 hours almost continuous driving, sigh). What can I say -- it's a wonderful machine! I just can't wait to get it going (neither can Adrian, who is in love with the old-school coloured buttons). It's quite a hefty unit too, weighing 180kgs and producing plates up to A2 in size. Please excuse the dodgy mobile phone photo, but I had to share :) It's not even off the truck yet, we'll have to do that when we have more muscle around tomorrow.

Please please don't email us asking to do your plates though. It will take us some time to get it all hooked up to power and producing perfect plates.

1 comment:

Gifts Created said...

How Exciting. What a drive good on you. Good luck with the new Machine it's huge.