Tag Archives: Richard Bolam at 50

For the unrequited love of Big Brother/Epson/Canon – more inkjet troubles

Okay, more whining about inkjet printers (strictly for the enthusiasts). This time about my Epson Photo RX585. When I choose “A4” in the page setup menu item, and then go to print, it gives me a list of media to … Continue reading

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Black Daffodil Press at Leeds Cross-Cultural Book Fair 26/27 July 2013

This will be only the second outing for Black Daffodil Press outside my work room and attendant blog, and this one is in the middle of a proper shopping centre! For sale I will have Retrospective Packs 1, 2 & 3, … Continue reading

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The rainbow-stained circles of middle-class Hell – Cantos I – IV

Don’t try this at home. Well, do, but at your own risk. No really, what I describe here will seriously invalidate your warranties. Canto I Having waxed lyrical about the pros of inkjet printers, my experience over the last two … Continue reading

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I see dead inkjets, all the time. (They don’t know they’re dead.)

Bloody typical, I have a load of print to get ready for the Sheffield Zine Fest and my printer goes on the blink three days before. I hadn’t really left enough time anyway, and as usual I’m over-achieving, so the … Continue reading

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World (X) Book Day

Did I mention it’s World (X) Book Day? http://www.worldbookday.com/ Here is my current reading (some read, some partially read, some re-read and some untouched): “Straw Dogs” by John Gray. “Killing Time” by Simon Armitage. “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. “Swimmer” … Continue reading

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Stack ‘em, pack ‘em and rack ‘em – multiples organisation and the joy of packs

What goes around, comes around. Eventually. The late seventies / early eighties was a very formative time for me. I was born in 1964 and so was in my teens during the heady days of fanzines. I missed “Sniffin’ Glue” … Continue reading

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“Work, finish, publish”, Michael Faraday – Printing, proofing & pricing (part 2)

As promised, more about the practicalities and cost of DIY printing. Just to refresh you, I’m using a Brother MFC-J6510DW A3 duplex multi-function 4-colour inkjet printer, printing a booklet of 28 double-sided monochrome pages on 90gsm inkjet paper, with a … Continue reading

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