Do your prints often come out crooked on the (expensive) printing paper? If you are just guessing its straight, and hoping for the best, then this post is for you. You can end hit or miss registration forever with this handy method, and as a bonus it will also help you to keep your press bed clean so your printshave a neat white border all round.Read More
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A different approach to fabric printing
Traditional fabric printing is usually a relief process (think potato prints or block prints) or else it is screen printed. For collagraphs we will be using intaglio and relief methods combined to produce complex detailed and textured prints.
This is the best thing I have found so far for taking impressions of textures from 3d objects and then printing them directly. Latex picks up precise fine details, moulds round contoured shapes and stretches out flat. The thin rubber plate takes intaglio and relief ink and you can print it with or without a press.Read More
Vinyl records are great ready made printing plates; thin and flat they’ll go through a printing press under pressure.
The variety of smooth and ridged areas on the surface hold ink in different ways, and you often get lettering in the mix as well.
It is interesting to shake yourself out of your usual groove by questioning some of the assumptions you make. The rectangular printing plate is often one such assumption; it makes life easy and is in many ways convenient but is it always the most inspiring starting point?Read More
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