Friday, January 16, 2015

Letterpress Printing Names and Hearts Aloha Letterpress

A customized order that is wonderful for wedding thank you notes, Valentine's Day, or anytime of the year! 
A custom printing the other day with blind debossing of names and a beautiful red heart.
Step 1: Handset Dorchester metal type into the chase with wood furniture and locked into place.
Step 2: Placed the chase with metal type onto the larger press.
Step 3: Printed text with blind debossing, inkless impression.
Step 4: After fitting heart ornament into another chase, I inked the smaller printing press disc and rollers with deep red handmixed ink. After determining the exact registration for the heart between the names, I printed the deep red hearts.

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