“Our colour are black & white, and we’d like something neo-gothic or damask patterned…”I worked up a digital design and sent it to them for an idea, they liked it, so off to the presses I went. I had to get film made to burn a polymer plate for the damask print. The invitations were 1 colour (black) but since I was combining a plate as well as some hand-set type I needed to run the product through twice, and I thought matching envelopes would be a nice touch so I printed those with the plate as well. All tolled I spent about 20 hours planning, printing, printing, and printing the envelopes, but with letterpress it’s not about the time, it’s about the love. I’ve put together a few photos of the process to show you a few key points along the way. For the record, the client cried when I delivered them. It was the first time I’d ever seen Dana speechless. I loved making these… any other takers? It’s not cheap but it’s worth it.
Hello all, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here, there has been a ton on the go and I’ve been working my derriere off for the last 6 weeks but I wanted to show you some of the things that are going on. First, Paul and I are actively working on a new sculpture with a first-nations reconciliation theme. I’ve been posting pics almost daily on the facebook group. The other reason for this post is that I’ve dusted off the press after a few months of quiet in the printing shop. A client and friend of mine had asked me to print her some wedding invitations for her. It’s a daunting task to take on such an important announcement, but Dana appears to trust my work so this was the input she gave as a creative brief: