29 March 2015

Letterpress -- Wood and Metal Type

Bold Line Gothic 96pt, Condensed Western Small,
Gill Bold 48pt, Character Face

Normally, I would post the finished image first.  However, letterpress is so much about the process of setting type and furniture that it seems more appropriate to present the work in progress above.  See the beautiful colours that the wood type has absorbed over years of use?  The metal type is made out of lead, so little nicks are plentiful and adds charm.  Below is the finished print, white ink on Kraft Stonehenge.

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