Thursday, 26 July 2007

Rock Pool - Relief Print

The trouble with doing series of prints like the Sea Alphabet is making sure that there are 26 letters in stock. We don't print all of this edition of relief prints at one time as it would take about 3 or 4 weeks to print the whole set of all the letters, so we print as and when we need... some letters are a lot more popular than others. Finally got round to going to the print studio - Brighton Independent Printmaking

We print the Sea Alphabets on the small Albion press pictured which is ideal as we can ink up the print block and the letter block differently, then position the blocks and print all together at once.

You can see from the photo of the prints drying that the although the ink is the same throughout, the colour of each print is slightly different due to slight variations in inking and the pressure of a hand-press.

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