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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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Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

11 × 17 in.

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Paper Stock

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

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This piece is available for purchase for $25

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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.

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Date Published

October 19, 2016


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