Monday, 3 February 2014

Damaged fruit salvaged

Following on from the previous post: The digital print & letterpress combination initially went wrong because having worked out how to centre the digital printed orange, I left far too much newsprint packing under the printing paper, so the rollers on the Vandercook jammed half-way through printing. In pulling the paper back out, the top print surface of the orange was scuffed & marked. Playing around with a lino-cut type-high lower case 'a', I overprinted on the orange to hide the scuffs.
I finished by printing a large red 'o' (for orange) over the whole lot.

I like the fact that the wooden type, having been pushed too tightly into the paper to print, has made an embossing effect high-lighted by the overprinting.

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