Inky Hands are the Printer's Tools
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.
I love seeing something I designed made into a photopolymer plate.
I love mixing ink to find just the right color.
I love the rhythm, the sound, and the feel of operating the press.
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!