I’m hoping all of you are staying safe and sane in these crazy times…
Just a quick note this time.
Over the years, I have referred to the logos under the lids of the miniature Lane boxes as “brands” and this is, of course, not an entirely accurate description of the process. Although some of the early logos do appear to be burned into the wood like these…
I think you will agree the process of branding and relying upon the burned wood to display the image is way too imperfect.
Logos like those below obviously use a DEBOSSING technique which impresses or pushes the image into the wood which is then filled with a colored ink.
I discussed this ink issue before. As a reminder, it was very difficult to find an ink that wouldn’t react with the oil and “off-gassing” from the cedar wood like happened with these papers and logo.
This ink problem was also important on the labels that were affixed to many of the early boxes.
Check out more about these boxes at http://www.lanecedarbox.com.