Inky Hands are the Printer's Tools

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I have a confession. I'm a messy printer.

It's a relief to say that out loud.

Getting my hands dirty is part of the appeal of letterpress for me.

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I love seeing something I designed made into a photopolymer plate.

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I love mixing ink to find just the right color.

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I love the rhythm, the sound, and the feel of operating the press.

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I love seeing the image impressed into the paper. And I love that each job surprises me and teaches me something.

I love what I do.

Jenny took these process photos while I printed Sound Homebrew Supply's coasters and business cards last month. (You can find photos of the finished product here.) These photos initially appeared on Jenny's internship blog. She's done a great job with the blog, check it out!