Design-letterpress

Induction-Letterpress

This is the fourth induction that I take in LCC and it is one of my favorite. I learned how to use those machines and how to make my own art.

What is Letterpress?

Letterpress machine

Letterpress printing is a technique of relief printing using a printing press, a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper.”Wikipedia”

Wooden blocks for English letters

Processes

Pick the rubber block to make the design and us magnate to still it
Put the paper on the machine and prepare the roll, remember the design must be at the middle of the machine
Rolling!!!!! Forward and Back
Get the paper out nice and eaily
Here it is (haha not the paper)
Wash the blocks

My reflections

Invented in ancient China

Letterpress was invented in ancient China by Sheng Bi, and it is a very traditional way to print letters and pictures.

Many people are more prefer the convenient way to print the paper, on the contrary, letterpress might be not that practical to others. But it to me, still have passion on it because I do enjoy the processes of making my own picture my own design, and I believe that sometimes people have to acknowledge the most original technique in order to improve contemporary things, so I do insist of believing that this technique is amazing and can do endlessly design by it.

Reference  

web for pictures and informations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flatbed_Letterpress_Diagram.svg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wood_letterpress_blocks.jpg

http://www.qwgx.net/lishi/201508/3936.html

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