Thursday, October 28, 2010

Prints for sale on Etsy

I just set up an Etsy shop to sell the letter press prints. It's my first time selling stuff over the internet so I hope it goes smoothly.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Letterpress Prints

I have just completed a series of letterpress prints. I will be selling them at the Alternative Press Expo this weekend (Oct 16-17) in San Francisco. In the near future I will start selling them on the internet, probably through Etsy.

I wanted to make prints that were unique to the paper medium. The effect of letterpress is that the image is pressed deep into the paper, creating a deboss effect. I created images that were separated into to colors. The first color is a faded sepia brown. For the second "color" no color was actually used. Only a physical imprint was made in the paper. This effect can't be accurately reproduced digitally or with common offset printing. With this particular kind of letterpress, each piece of paper must be hand cranked through the machine one at a time for each color. I did three images with a limited run of 200 each on 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper. The image size is bout 7.3 x 9.5 inches. The paper size is 10 x 13. They were printed by the fine folks at Volta Press in Oakland.