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Laser engraved woodblocks to make your very own woodblock prints. Read more

Portland, OR Mixed Media
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This project was successfully funded on December 1, 2011.

Laser engraved woodblocks to make your very own woodblock prints.

Portland, OR Mixed Media
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    1. Creator Marshall & Chester on April 10, 2013

      Irene,
      You were sent an email on May 04, 2012 that had your redemption code and instructions for ordering your Starter kit reward. Please email us at etchpop@gmail.com if you need us to resend you a redemption code and ordering instructions. We don't check this page that often, so please email us for a faster response.
      Thanks!
      -Chester

    2. Creator Irene Hoffman on April 10, 2013

      I pledged $50, but have still not received anything, in spite of a followup email. Anybody else not received their 'pledge gift'?

      Irene

    3. Creator Marshall & Chester on March 30, 2012

      Bill,
      Thanks for contacting us. It is not unrealistic to get your 11"x17" (not 11"x14".. :) by the middle of May. We have been telling folks that they will be able to redeem their woodblock rewards after the site is live in April, but if you already have a design ready we can do it sooner. We could also make you a second block before then. The thickness of the blocks are 3/8". Will you be using it in a letterpress? Images should be at least 300dpi or larger. The golden rule of laser engraving is: quality in = quality out. A higher quality image makes a higher quality woodblock. Your design needs to be purely black and white with no grayscales! A PDF or a PNG would work best for us. We will have all kinds of image and file tips and requirements once the site is live. Please contact us at: etchpop(at)gmail.com and we can continue the discussion of your blocks over email. Thanks again Bill!
      -Chester

    4. Creator Bill Evaul on March 29, 2012

      Marshall & Chester,
      Congratulations on reaching (and exceeding) your goal. Now I see you're going to be VERY busy cutting over 519 blocks. My question involves the timing. Is it too unrealistic to expect my 11" x 14" block by the middle of May? I'm planning for it to be part of an exhibition in early June. Also, would it be possible to buy a second block at this time or would I need to wait until all the pledges are filled. Also, I don't see an answer to Candice Kim's question about the thickness of the block itself - is it "type high" (industry standard of 0.918") or are they 3/4" thick or something other? And Mustard's question about image requirements is also something that I would like to know. What kind of image files will you be needing? If this works out like I think it will, I would become a regular customer. Wishing you all the best of success, I am
      yours truly,

      Bill Evaul

    5. Creator Marshall & Chester on March 22, 2012

      Jessica,
      The backer survey's have only been sent out to the $2 Thank you card backers. We'll be sending out backer survey's to other pledging levels soon! :)

      -Chester

    6. Creator Jessica Koman on March 22, 2012

      I never received a backer survey!

    7. Creator Marshall & Chester on January 17, 2012

      Andee,
      Our web development team is working away on our website as we speak! We will be posting an update introducing you all to them soon. We are still on track to having the site go live at the end of February/beginning of March, and you'll be able to order your custom woodblock then! Thanks for the support and stay tuned for more updates!

    8. Creator andee rudloff on January 17, 2012

      Keep us all posted...can't wait for my ONE 4" x 6" etchpop woodblock. Will we still be able to order the custom woodblock once the website goes live?

    9. Creator Erin Nolan on December 1, 2011

      MORE THAN DOUBLE! Sweet! Congratulations!

    10. Creator Craig Dunn on December 1, 2011

      Woohoo! Successfully funded.... Congrats to Marshall and Chester!

    11. Creator Mustard on November 30, 2011

      Any idea what the dpi requirements will be on the images that are submitted? I have already started working on my two blocks.

    12. Creator Elizabeth Robinson on November 19, 2011

      $13, 610 this morning!!! Great! You rocked it Guys! Congrats!

    13. Creator candice kim on November 18, 2011

      Will these be type-high (the height of a piece of lead type, standardized as 0.918 inches)?

    14. Creator Erin Nolan on November 10, 2011

      If you would like, I can volunteer my services as a professional graphic designer for fliers. You just give me the information you want on it and I'll get to work! I could supply the finished product as a pdf that you could sent to people to print out. I think this is a fantastic idea and believe you will do well. I just want to help out. You can see my portfolio at www.erinknolan.com

    15. Creator Crystal Jubilee on November 7, 2011

      Marshall - I want to help you with fund-raising. Do you have an informational flyer for distribution?! Talking to people about your project works SO much better if you have an informational flyer to give them that references them back to here and etchpop.com. If you don't already have one, please make one, and I want a large handful of them. Getting them this week would be VERY good. I'll be seeing a lot of people this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday and I'm sure I can get some bites if I have flyers. (You can give them to Tricia and I'll pick them up from her.) Thanks and love you!

    16. Creator Randall on October 28, 2011

      This is a pretty neat idea! I have a lot of ideas to make some cool prints, but don't have the means to make the blocks myself. This would be great for me! Good luck!