Letterpress, conducted by Sara Langworthy was a really great course.
The first few projects were simple with an increasing number of runs and colours on the press. The last project, documented the most heavily consisted of a total of 8 runs, which I brought down to 7, of which 6 are posted below.
The final project is part of a series of books called the 'Book of Trees'. The first of the series that is being worked on is on the Fir Tree. Projects 4 & 5 were treated as layout mock-ups for the final book.
Carving the block
Carving the branch of the cone on the resingrave block
Proofing the resingrave block
Resingrave, Linoleum, Polymer plate using a scratch negative and Polymer plate using rubylith
Proofing the various images
A series of mock-ups were developed before the final layout was decided
Linoleum block locked in place
Resingrave inked up
Run 5 : Polymer plates
Setting the 100 pica line for the last run.
Can you spot the magnets holding the type in place?
Final run on press locked and ready to roll. Adding the captions to the run was a last minute idea - which cost me 4 hours
Map of final run
Final run ready to roll