Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Spoon printing

Printing wooden type on to heavy (450gsm) paper, I wanted a solid ink coverage & discovered that rather than printing using the press, it was more effective to hand-burnish the type using a wooden spoon. Hand-burnishing also enables you to incorporate an element of drawing in to the print as you decide how to press the spoon on to the paper. The paper has to be damp, & I locked the type in place on the press bed using strong magnets.
Here is the type after printing. It was a first for the 'V' which I had made out of hard wood (sapele) using a CNC router at UWE (University of the West of England) having made an Illustrator eps file of the letter form. The V is 316mm tall.

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