Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Decidedly Low Tech Solution

It's no secret. I love my grippers. They're my little helpers once my hands leave the paper. They hold the paper flat and still during its wild ride. So what to do when the grippers must be moved far far away from the paper, like when scoring or perforating?

Rubber bands! One letterpress mentor actually recommended that I just slide the grippers out of the way and just use rubber bands all the time. I've found that while I like the rubber bands, I like the grippers better, so I only use the rubber bands when I need to.

Here I actually put two rubber bands as I was perforating so the paper would be held down on both sides of the perforation.
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