Title: A Black and white of a the Caracol label in a proof boo for the S. Garcia and Brothers Cigar Factory.
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/SF70000404/00001
 Material Information
Title: A Black and white of a the Caracol label in a proof boo for the S. Garcia and Brothers Cigar Factory.
Physical Description: 1 cigar label ( 15 x 23 cm )
Creator: Cigar City Collection ( Contributor )
Publication Date: 1900
Subject: Label ( Documentary Artifact, Communication Artifact )   ( nmc )
Cigar industry   ( lctgm )
Cigar labels   ( lctgm )
Proof books   ( lctgm )
Caracol   ( lctgm )
F. Gracia and Brothers Cigar Company (corner Arch and Garcia)   ( lctgm )
Spatial Coverage: Tampa |z 1271000 |2 ceeus
Hillsborough County |z 12057 |2 ceeus
United States of America -- Florida -- Hillsborough County -- Tampa
General Note: A proof book is one part of creating a chromolithographic label. First, an artist paints what is called original art. This is painted by hand, usually to scale, and has hand applied embossing. Once the original art is approved, the master lithographer creates a keyline drawing. This drawing is used as a tool to determine the colors and the number of stones to create the desired effect. A keyline looks like a topographic map with many contour lines. These lines show the location of the color boundaries. Now, the specially prepared Bavarian limestones are engraved. One stone is engraved for each color used. A master drawing is used on each stone to assure proper registration. Several prints may be run by hand. Prints from each stone could be run by hand during the engraving process too. Next, the stones are setup on the press, aligned, and a proof is printed. By the time a proof book is generated the label is ready for production. Later, if additional prints are required a proof book will act as a blueprint to setup the the press. The progressive book is used to match ink colors, align the stones, and check the total quality of the print run.
Funding: Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Ephemeral Cities Project.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: SF70000404
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of South Florida
Holding Location: University of South Florida, Tampa FLorida, Special Collection
Rights Management: All rights reserved. 2005.
Resource Identifier: C54-05481

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