DIY Friday: Pimp My Press

Time to print…lights out! Antiquated printing technology meets eighties sci-fi aesthetic in this special Tron-niversary Edition of DIY Friday. Enjoy…

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rollGIDtapeDIY: to make your own, you’ll need a Charles Brand etching press, rolls of 1/8″ glow-in-the-dark tape, and a utility knife.

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28 Responses to “DIY Friday: Pimp My Press”

  1. christine says:

    Holy Cats!
    Jason. That’s your press right?
    I’m absolutely amazed. Yet not really surprised.

  2. kvh says:

    ssssssssssomebody has some free time to spare….

  3. jasonurban says:

    gee, kvh, some of us can’t spend the summer jetsetting around the world reviewing major art biennials.

  4. kvh says:

    I don’t see why that should be my problem though….

  5. amze says:

    LOVE IT! Will you come do that to my Honda?

  6. RL Tillman says:

    Finally. After years of veiled innuendo and whispered insinuations, someone is courageous enough to make an explicit statement about the similarities between Tron and printmaking.

    Printmaking, the relationship is as clear as the mustache on your face! Why have you denied Tron for so long?

  7. hollaholly says:

    Where did you buy the glow in the dark tape?

  8. saintneko says:

    that’s the shit. I know what I’m doing to my synths if I’m ever unfortunate enough to have to perform live. ^.^

  9. jasonurban says:

    Can-Do Tape… http://www.can-dotape.com/safety-tape.htm

    I ordered a bunch back in 2003 for an installation (http://www.jasonurban.com/nightlight.html). I had them custom cut it to 1/8″.

  10. hollaholly says:

    Excellent! Very cool. Sweet installations, thanks for the tip!

  11. michaelacolette says:

    its all fun and games til someone embosses a finger trying to print in the dark

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  13. typewriter says:

    So wait. He took a picture, taped the entire printing press, and took another picture in the exact same angle? He had a tripod there the entire time? What about the other pictures in different angles? How are those possible?

    Questions

  14. jasonurban says:

    No. The press was taped. Then I took pictures with lights on and off. Yes, I did use a tripod.

  15. typewriter says:

    Ah.

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  18. SrKb says:

    What about video of the machine in action? hello?

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