Printing the Cog’aoke Posters

I came across this great letterpress making video by Kyle (via his Flickr) and I had to share it here!

Super!

Letterpress Class 2

Last Thursday, we learned how to make a polymer plate and how to print from the plate, how to do 2 color print.

Here’s what a polymer plate looks like (I had no idea it was that thin!) You use it with the board underneath:

I also learned about how much ink to use, I kept putting too much ink and that wasn’t good… You really don’t need that much ink to print.

So we have no class next week and we have to order the plate by following class so we can start printing from the plate I have so many ideas and things I want to print, I have to work on it! You create a digital file and then order the plate.

For the rest of the class, I used wood type and printed some posters:

“Live What You Love” Green:

“Live What You Love” Black:

After reducing the ink (I had too much at first), the “U” showed an interesting texture:

And then, I had 30 more minutes to play around so I just took letter “S” and did some fun with it:

So I’ll come back to Letterpress Monday in 2 weeks!

Sycamore Street Press

Sycamore Street Press has this cute alphabet letterpress poster very simple and clean, yet so fun and cute!

They also have these letterpress gift tags that are just so cute. Makes your gift even more special and who doesn’t love the little hearts!

And I’ve been meaning to purchase their letterpress frame mats, they are just so gorgeous.

I think I am inspired and ready for tonight’s letterpress class!