The onionaut prints have landed!
This weekend I took part in a letterpress workshop with the kind and patient Beate Dietz and 5 other participants.
We developed the plates for the prints in a funny machine that looks like a cross between an oven and a mini-bathtub. Then measured out the paper needed, set up the letterpress machine (in my case a Korrex), proofed the set-up by making some blind prints, cut the paper neatly for the following day and headed to a bar nearby.
That was friday evening.
On saturday the real fun involving colour began: mixed the colour, got my hands dirty, made more blind prints, had some laughs, got my hands dirty again, readjusted the machine since I had made a mistake setting up the plate, continued printing… Caught my cardigan in the machine, cut off the piece of cardigan caught in the machine, cleaned the rolls & cylinder to get the fluff from the cardigan off. Continued printing, readjusted the cylinder – again – continued printing.
In the end I finished the day with a big smile on my face and a little stack of onionauts in my hands.
Categories: Space Tales
Tolle Auflage, Gratulation! Da bekomme ich auch gleich Lust auf Tiegel und Druckpresse!
oh es ist so toll bei denen in der Werkstatt! Ist auch nicht weit von uns:
sehr schöner Print!