Although the semester officially ended on May 17th, I still have work to complete on my sabbatical project. The fifth and final poster has proved to be a challenge. I had experienced some difficulties with plate registration and ink consistency on press last week and must reprint Quote#5. This poster in particular has been a test of my limited letterpress printing skills. To remedy the alignment issue, I tweaked my design to remove the two-color, double line. Thus, I had to order an new polymer plate for the gold ink. In addition, I need to remove the line on the slate blue plate…nothing a that I can’t fix with a fresh X-acto knife blade. I should be getting inky again next week.
I’m looking forward to having the poster available to purchase online by the June 1st. If you want to purchase one before then, feel free to email me.