Save the date printing

Posted: January 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

close up of all the type blocked out on the Vandercook

I went to the press a couple weeks ago to print out our poster-size save-the-dates.  Its based on an old-school rock concert poster and is printed in two colors, using wood block type.  Its a long process to be sure, but well worth the effort.  They are printed on Oatmeal Speckletone text weight paper from French Paper Company, I think it really gives it a craft, handmade old style look.  Below is a photo of the final product as well as the process.  Be sure to check out the videos too if you’d like to see the printing in action.

the first print of the second color run, looks pretty good!

Here are some more photos of the process:

Laying out the wood type

decent view of the Vandercook and the back half of Albertine Press

Type all laid out and ready to run a test

making sure its all nice and tight

first run done!

Second run laid out and the press is inked up


3 Comments on “Save the date printing”

  1. 1 Liz and Dave said at 8:19 pm on January 29th, 2010:

    You guys are A-Mazing! I love this site. … Good job you guys! You really are the nerdiest…and by that we mean coolest.

    Ps. if you guys are dorks.. then what would you call the fact that Dave and I are watching your home videos at 10pm on a Friday night… 🙂

  2. 2 Shelley said at 11:36 pm on January 31st, 2010:

    Hooray for letterpress! Hooray for Matt & Ally!

    not neccessarily in that order.

  3. 3 Kai said at 9:30 am on March 9th, 2010:

    We can has update?

    Is gift?