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It is no secret that small type is a challenge when printing via letterpress. But what a lot of designers don’t realize is that large scale letterpress is just as — or more — challenging. You have to be ready to deal with registration and distortion. 

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Client

Ben Harrison x M.C. Pressure


Quantity Produced

50


Production Cost


Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

11 × 17 in.


Page Count

1


Paper Stock

French Paper Co. / Speckletone / Madero Beach / 140 C


Number of Colors

2

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

This piece is available for purchase for $25


Hard Headed Letterpress Print
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Project Description

A letterpress print to help develop relationships with designers and learning my letterpress. This print was printed at the machines maximum capabilities of 12inx18in, and then trimmed down for a finished 11in x 17in I find joy in custom work with clients; to be able to offer letterpress as a production method to those who might not have thought to use letterpress because of its accessibility.

Production Lesson(s)

One of the most difficult things encountered with this print was its size! This letterpress print was difficult to get even from top to bottom, and left to right. With the presses limits being reached in size, it prove to be a challenge when feeding consistently. With the size of the print, the amount of ink that it required to stay on target was challenging. The rollers span the entire chase, and the block locked in completely, plenty of ink was used in the making of this print. ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

October 19, 2016

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FPO (For Print Only), is a division of UnderConsideration, celebrating the reality that print is not dead by showcasing the most compelling printed projects.

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FPO is run with Six Apart’s MovableType

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UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…


blogs we publish

Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.

Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

products we sell

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.

also

Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

UCllc News / Updates on what's going at the corporate level of UnderConsideration.


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