Type on the press.
Unfortunately missing certain letters (Luxembourg case) I can’t print the page in one go and have to print the missing part in a second run. So I have to fill up with furniture till I reach the end of the text which is already printed, being careful to start at the correct line.
To reach the right line I decided to measure with spaces rather then with a ruler. A 20 point + a 2 point space make up for one line of text plus it’s 2 point lead.
Some more lines to print for this page.
From case to composing stick.
What is the type face?
And now to the pressbed.
More to come!
This years greetings are somehow different from the other years: smaller in size, printed on my Adana 5×8.
Have a look at this lovely lady from Japan operating the press (no the same model, but same principle of operation).
The chase for the woodengraving:
2 trees (old and new joining)
For 2017 we wish you 365 days of Happiness and Health.
The font used is Trajanus designed by Chappall (see also Trajan) .
La prière du chat.
Letterpress: Optima 20P
Brause / Kalligrafie-Block (DIN A4)
Some type on large scale (38cmx60cm). The printing had to be done in 2 runs: One part the normal way, the other part had to be printed with the paper put into the press in reverse.
Accompagnying the print there is a small sticker (ink jet print) you may put on the print anywhere you want.
The last poem to be printed in the series.
On the pressbed..
Paper placed, pass and finish.
Drying on my old ping-pong table.