Ciao Fusto!

Posted on February 14, 2007

ciao fusto

An interesting post on printer's "setup sheets".

Occasionally, printers will run disposable sheets of paper through the press several times in order to fine-tune the press, or to clean the rollers. The resulting “setup sheets” often display random overlays of images and type from various unrelated print jobs.

Found, like so many good things, at Coudal.



Comments (5)

gudmund said

Amazing stuff!
I believe Vaughan Oliver, of 4AD fame, once printed an entire limited-edition book, in silver ink only, on top of printed sheets left over from an earlier project.
You can do some creative things with printing presses, if you know how to...

Posted by: gudmund at February 15, 2007 10:56 AM .

Mathias Amnell said

Really cool results. It's amazing what coincidence luck and randomness can create on a piece of paper.

Posted by: Mathias Amnell at February 17, 2007 11:26 AM .

Respiro, the logo design guy said

The interesting part is that these "setup sheets" defines an involuntary art. An exhibition with such "works" would be attractive.

Posted by: Respiro, the logo design guy at March 22, 2007 06:45 PM .

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Posted by: shvet at March 22, 2007 08:03 PM .

azar said

Respiro, the logo design guy said

The interesting part is that these "setup sheets" defines an involuntary art. An exhibition with such "works" would be attractive.

Posted by: azar at May 24, 2007 10:29 AM .