Monday, 24 June 2013

Letterpress invitaions

Last week I printed personal invitations for an event, coming up next month.
Its the first personal job I have put through the press and I was really happy with the results.

I printed this one sided invitation, in two colours, orange and charcoal.
Because the size of the art work was larger than the size of my base, I had to run it through the press three times. This wasn't a problem as it was a very small print run, although the set up took while!

For an extra special feel, I used a luxurious 100% cotton paper, in white by Gmund. This budget friendly paper, is now easily available in Australia. Two and a half years ago, when I started letterpress printing, it didn't seem to be an option, at least not through my contacts. Now BJ Ball and Lexel papers distribute throughout Australia.

The lucky ducks at Chapel Press Letterpress last year visited the Gmund paper mill, in Germany for a tour of the facilities.  I'd also love to visit this place one day, as well as the Fabriano Paper Mill in Italy, but that's another story.

To finish it off I used a short wave cutter on my guillotine to trim it down to size, which gave it a fancy boarder :)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Autumn skies

Goodbye to a perfect autumn. Next stop, winter... brrrrr

Magnificent blue skies
Autumn colours

Fallen leaves

Winter skies

Colossal Clean Up

This is my imaginary book cover for a kids comic book titled Colossal Clean Up - How one squid rid the sea of plastic waste. Right that...