And it was the nixt mornin', sure, jist as I was making up me mind whither it wouldn't be the purlite thing to sind a bit o' writin' to the widdy by way of a love-litter, when up com'd the delivery servant wid an illigant card, and he tould me that the name on it (for I niver could rade the copperplate
printin on account of being lift handed) was all about Mounseer, the Count, A Goose, Look -- aisy, Maiter-di-dauns, and that the houl of the divilish lingo was the spalpeeny long name of the little ould furrener Frinchman as lived over the way.
It was a thin book bound in faded morocco, with a copperplate
engraving as a frontispiece; the pages were musty with age and stained with mould.
Jane's was a copperplate
production, with every "t" nicely crossed and every "i" precisely dotted, and not an interesting sentence in it.
Jacobs himself, familiarly known as Old Goggles, from his habit of wearing spectacles, imposed no painful awe; and if it was the property of snuffy old hypocrites like him to write like copperplate
and surround their signatures with arabesques, to spell without forethought, and to spout "my name is Norval" without bungling, Tom, for his part, was glad he was not in danger of those mean accomplishments.
Each print is from the original copperplates
made by Sanso during his peak, such as his much-acclaimed Black Series from mid-1950s to late '60s.
For technical reasons, the copperplates
needed to go through a different sort of press for printing.
used with the press also had an interesting afterlife as fumi-e, images to be stomped upon to demonstrate the rejection of Christianity (132).
When I ordered my bespoke paper, Smythson engraved my design onto copperplates
, dye stamped it onto their watermarked paper, and then stored my personalized plate for future orders.
She was inspired to attempt printmaking by the 1890 exhibition of Japanese color woodblocks at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, responding with a series of color prints of the daily activities of Parisian women of her class that "was, essentially, a European reimagining of Japanese print aesthetics" using copperplates
rather than woodblocks (106).
The lines on the engraved copperplates
were finer than those on wood blocks, allowing shading effects to be printed onto the fabric.
He continuously altered copperplates
between runs through the press, and then artfully cropped the prints afterwards.
For an anthropologist interested in historical questions, these 20 copperplates
with inscriptions in Sanskrit, Old Balinese and Old Javanese (3) are objects of knowledge, a key to the past of a coastal community and to Bali in general that would otherwise have remained in impenetrable darkness.