Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Fun with Registration

So I think I've mentioned that the letterpress is somewhat of a pain. A beautiful pain, but still...

Lessons learned:
1) make darn sure if you're gonna carve a block, it's even and is going to print evenly
2) when you carve your second block, measure what you would like the finished size to be
3) hand set the type and print all 400 cards with text AFTER you print the border
4) it's so much easier to add some spaces to text than to carve a whole new block.

Here is the final product--still not so perfect on the green border. I tried to get even pressure by tightening, adding more packing, more ink, pretty much everything imaginable. I'm a pretty good problem solver, but still, not so even on the ink distribution.

I have such grande plans...and the reality is that I have to work up to good quality work. and PRACTICE. What a novel idea!

Posted by Beth Howard @ 11:22 PM

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"a beautiful pain"... nice quote.

those cards are really cute & i love the colors. are you going to sell them somewhere?

Posted by Blogger freshie & zero @ 12:10 AM #

ooohhh pretty.

Posted by Anonymous larny @ 12:17 PM #

but even with practice there can be a lot of room for...well, for lots of things. time makes you good at problem solving because there comes a point when you have been down a road before.

Posted by Blogger Shona~ LALA dex press @ 7:10 PM #

I LUV handmade:)

Posted by Blogger kim @ 3:40 PM #
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