Monday, June 28, 2010

Letterpress in Portland Part 2

Well the process of letterpress was beguiling and bewitching; but the outcomes were fabulous and exciting.

Whilst it may not look much, I was thrilled by the elegance of the printing and of course, when we tried it white on pale grey and white on pale blue I loved it even more. The quote "the eloquence of silence" seemed so suited to the sense of "there and not there" that the lighter coloured paper and the white ink created.

Here are some shots of the bits we printed. The process is meticulous and requires attention to detail; but once you have the plate 'set' and registered appropriately, then off you go and print 100s at a time. Sigh.

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