Friday, June 4, 2010

New Letterpress Cards

I have some new cards in the works. Here is one of them at various stages of printing.
The inspiration for the card is the vintage Franciscan plate. This one is available from DeLois on Etsy.

First I printed the blue, and then the green.

Next comes the type. This is a birthday card so I also have to print the inside message, not to mention the logo on the back. All in all, the card goes through the press 5 times. Each color is a separate printing block. I print on a Kelsey tabletop press, which you can see all inked up on the left.

After everything is printed and the ink is dry, I fold the cards, photograph them, package them, and then list them in my shop. It's a long process!

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