Thursday

Robert The - Hole Punched


Robert The does some cool stuff with book alteration, that's for sure. I'm having trouble figuring out the process, though. Is it die cut? Laser? What's your opinion?

See more of Robert's work here.

7 comments:

  1. My guess is that it's done with a scroll or band saw.

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  2. Gail, I dunno. I couldn't have cut it that clean on a bandsaw. Maybe a scroll, but even then, that clean? Thanks for the comment.

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  4. I think it was die-cut.

    the laser would leave a burn-mark on the edges of all the pages like on "Flight."

    A saw could also work, but you'd really need to clamp it down tight, like ridiculously tight.

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  5. It's also possible that a water jet was used to cut these shapes. Water jets are commonly used in the paper industry to slit paper. The ease of programming and speed of cutting is also desireable compared to making a die. The thin stream of water used would be able to cut these shapes without issue.

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  6. Jigsaw all the way except for FLIGHT that was a laser.

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  7. definitely too intricate to be a jigsaw or band saw. i think it's either water jet or scroll saw. with a scroll saw you'd need a good sturdy blade, but if you wrapped the book in tape to keep it closed tight, the cover may need a bit of cleaning up but the pages should cut like one single block.

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